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Safety Certifications

All aquatics certifications are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors. Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated (as defined by course outline) in order to receive certification.

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Certifications

FA/CPR/AED

This American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac breathing and first aid emergencies by teaching skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive to take over. Participation in the course does not guarantee certification. Participants must successfully complete all skills and score an 80 percent or better on each written test in order to be certified. Certificates will be emailed as a PDF document from the American Red Cross within a week of completion of the class. Class will start promptly at the designated time. Participants who are more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to enter the class. The SRWC reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled all participants will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of class. When the University cancels classes on the Kent campus due to inclement weather, all programs held within the SRWC are also cancelled. Please call the Aquatics Office at 330-672-0466 for additional information.

  • Date
    Sept. 9
    Oct. 7
    Oct. 21
    Nov. 4
    Dec. 2
  • Day
    Saturday
    Saturday
    Saturday
    Saturday
    Saturday
  • Time
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    ​​​​​​​10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    ​​​​​​​10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    ​​​​​​​10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fee: Student $70, Member $75, Non-Member $85

CPR/AED Professional Rescuer

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Participation in the course does not guarantee certification. Participants must successfully complete all skills and score an 80 percent or better on each written test in order to be certified. Certificates will be emailed as a PDF document from the American Red Cross within 10 days of completion of the class. Class will start promptly at the designated time. Participants who are more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to enter the class.

  • Date
    Sept. 24
    Oct. 8
    Nov. 19
    Dec. 3
  • Day
    Sunday
    Sunday
    Sunday
    Sunday
  • Time
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: Student $80, Member $85, Non-Member $95
Age Requirement: 16 years or older

Lifeguarding

This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Upon successful completion of the course participants will be certified in Lifeguarding/First Aid CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and Preventing Disease Transmission.

Prerequisites: *Continuous 300-yard swim. The test must be done in the following order: 100-yard front crawl, 100-yard breast stroke, 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke. 

Participating will also be asked to perform the following task: Starting in the water swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 - 10 feet, retrieve 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

  • Date
    Sept. 25 - Nov. 1
  • Day
    Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Time
    6 - 9 p.m.

Fee: Student $190, Member $210, Non-Member $230
Age Requirement: 15 years or older