Water and Safety Certification Courses:

Offered to the Students, Members and Non-Members
Lifeguard Instructor Photo

Have you ever thought about earning your Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid or other water-based or medical certifications?  We offer high quality safety training programs, with experienced instructors.   Medical training and water safety skills are important for everyone to know and we would love for you to join us for our American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation courses.  

 

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Lifeguarding Courses
Price:
$225.00
Location:
ARC Pool and Classroom
Description:
American Red Cross Lifeguard candidates will learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in a clear water aquatics facility. The course includes Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid. The certification will be valid for two years. To enroll in this course you must be at least 15 years old. Candidates must also be able to swim 300 yards continuously, retrieve a 10 pound weight from 10 feet of water, and tread water for 3 minutes. 
 
Spring Course 1:
Friday March 19th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday March 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday March 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday March 26th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday March 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday March 28th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Spring Course 2:
Friday April 9th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday April 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday April 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 16th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday April 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday April 18th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Spring Course 3:  
Monday May 3rd from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 4th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday May 5th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday May 6th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday May 7th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday May 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 9th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price:  $100.00
Location:
ARC Pool, Classroom, and the Tennessee River
Description:  
The purpose of the Waterfront Lifeguard Certification is to teach Lifeguard the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps, and campgrounds.  
Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED to take this course.
Spring Course:
Saturday May 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price:
$250.00
Location:
ARC Pool and Classroom 
Description:
Instructor candidates will learn how to teach infant, preschool, youth, and adult swimming lessons.  Candidates will also learn how to teach community water safety.  Instructor candidates must be 16 years or older and be able to swim all six strokes in order to take this course.  

 

Spring Course:
Monday February 15th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Tuesday February 16th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Wednesday February 17th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Thursday February 18th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Friday February 19th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday February 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday February 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
 
Price: 
$295.00
Location: 
ARC Pool and Classroom 
Description:
The Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross student-level courses, including Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers. Candidates must be 17 years or older, and have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.
Course 1:
Monday March 1st from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 2nd from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 3rd from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday March 4th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday March 5th from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday March 6th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday March 7th from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Price: 
$310.00
Location: 
ARC Classroom
Description:
The Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) certification provides individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. This certification, through the National Swimming Pool Foundation, is valid for five years and is accepted across the United States.  
Course 1:
Saturday February 27th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday February 28th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 
Course 2:
Saturday March 20th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday March 21st from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 
Course 3:
Saturday April 10th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday April 11th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Price:
$125.00
Location:
ARC Pool and Classroom
Description:
This review course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify in lifeguarding. 2 year certification.  To participate in the review course, the individual must possess and provide proof of a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First aid/CPR/AED certificate or and American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First aid/CPR/AED certification.  
Please Note: If the Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired by more than 30 days, participants must take the full Lifeguarding course.
 
Course 1: 
Monday April 5th from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Wednesday April 7th from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
 
Course 2: 
Saturday April 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday April 18th From 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Course 3: 
Saturday April 25th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday April 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Price:
$90.00
Location:
ARC Classroom
Description:
As an EMT, firefighter, athletic trainer or lifeguard, is it your duty to respond to cardiac or breathing emergencies until more advanced medical personnel can take over.  From assessing needs and making decisions to providing care, this program provides the skills you need through discussion, video and hands on training based on real-life rescue scenarios. 

Spring Sessions

Course 1:
Saturday February 6th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Course 2:
Saturday February 13th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Course 3:
Saturday February 27th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Course 4:  
Saturday March 13th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Course 5:
Saturday March 27th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Course 6:
Saturday  April 3rd from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Course 7:
Saturday April 10th from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price:

$60.00

Location:

ARC Conference Room 

Description:

This American Red Cross course will teach you how to protect yourself from pathogens found in blood and other body fluids.  Additionally, you will learn how to clean up biohazard spills using proper and safe techniques.   

Spring Sessions

Course 1:
Friday February 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 2:
Friday February 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 3:
Friday February 26th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 4:  
Friday March 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 5:
Friday March 26th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 6:
Friday April 2nd from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Course 7:
Friday April 9th from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: 

$50.00

Location:

ARC Conference Room

Please email Craig Gosnell for more information. 
craig-gosnell@utc.edu 

Refund Policy:

Once payment for services or programs are received, partial refunds may be given in special circumstances. To apply for a refund, you will need to completed the 'Customer Refund Request' form. All requests for refunds must be submitted 48 hours prior to the event to be considered. There is a $50 or 50% charge (50% for services that are equal or lesser value than $100.00) for withdrawing from a course or class. Programs may be cancelled due to a minimum number of participants not registering or because of inclement weather. In this case, a full refund will be issued.     


 If you have any questions about our safety courses,

please contact the Assistant Director of Programs and Engagement:

Craig Gosnell | (423) 425-5682 | craig-gosnell@utc.edu