The goal of our safety certification program is to create a learning environment in a practical setting that will not only enhance learning, but provide the Marshall Community with opportunities to learn about aquatics and elevate the quality of the Aquatic Center programs and events.
The Aquatic Center is an Authorized Provider for American Red Cross programs as many of the staff are Red Cross Certified Instructors. We offer a wide range of American Red Cross certification programs which are open to both the university and surrounding communities.
American Red Cross: CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
This class combines both CPR/AED and First Aid into one class. Designed for individuals with a duty to respond to emergencies, this program combines discussions, video and hands-on training. Real-life rescue scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. The course covers how to respond to heat/cold related emergencies, diabetic emergencies, sprains, strains, broken bones, serve bleeding, cardiac emergencies and much more in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
Price: Members-$75 Non-Members-$100
American Red Cross: Lifeguarding
If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or challenging career that’s in demand, the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is the place to start. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED.
You must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
Before the course you must be able to:
-Swim 300 yards continuously and be proficient in front crawl (using rhythmic breathing and stabilizing, propellant kick), and breaststroke (using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence)
-Tread Water for 2 minutes
-Retrieve a 10lb. brick from the bottom of the pool and swim 20 yards with the brick without the use of goggles within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Attendance is mandatory for all sessions