Certification Classes | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

All certification courses will take place in the CRWC Natatorium unless otherwise noted.

Babysitters Training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Babysitters course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Course Date(s):

  • Sunday, September 22nd: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be at least 11 years of age

For questions regarding this course, please contact Emily Downes at emily-downes@uiowa.edu

 

Registration: August 26th - September 18th

Instructor: TBD

Fee: $90.00

Child and Infant CPR/AED Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Child and Infant CPR/AED course is to prepare participants to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies involving children and infant. This course includes the use of automated external defibrillator trainers.

Course Date(s):

  • Sunday, October 27th: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be at least 11 years of age

For questions regarding this course, please contact Emily Downes at emily-downes@uiowa.edu

 

Registration: August 26th - October 23rd

Instructor: TBD

Fees: $90.00

Lifeguard Course

Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, the participant will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for 2 years. 

Course Date(s):

  • Friday, November 15th: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16th: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 17th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session
  • Must demonstrate the following skills:
    • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs starting in the water
    • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

If participants apply to work for Recreational Services within 2 weeks of completion of the course and maintain employment through one full semester (depending on start date), $100.00 of the course fee will be refunded back to the participant. If high school students apply within 2 weeks of completion of the course and work the following university academic breaks: Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring break, $100.00 of the course fee will be refunded back to the participant. For questions regarding this incentive, please contact Emily Downes at emily-downes@uiowa.edu.

 

Registration: August 26th - November 11th

Instructor: TBD

Fee: $190.00

Lifeguard Review Course

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review course is to provide individuals the opportunity to review the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content within a formal course setting to renew their Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. To be eligible, the participant must have previously completed the American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED program. 

Course Date(s):

  • Sunday, December 8th: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 
  • Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits. 
  • Must complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. 
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. 
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

Participants are required to show documentation of prior Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED-PR certifications. Prior certification may be expired no longer than 30 days before the class date to be eligible.  Swimming skills will be tested on the first day of class. Skills must be completed in order to continue. No exceptions and no refunds due to failure to complete prerequisites. Cancellation requests for class withdraws must be received by the Recreational Services Membership Coordinator at 319-335-6218 before the Registration/Cancellation deadline in order to receive a refund.

 

Registration: August 26th - December 2nd

Instructor: TBD

Fee: $150.00

Lifeguard Instructor Course

This course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission and Basic Water Rescue courses. 

Course Date(s):

  • Friday, November 1st: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 2nd: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Novermber 3rd: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be 17 years of age by the last day of class and attend ALL class dates.
  • Must hold current American Red Cross Lifeguarding / First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards certifications. Pre-requisite Swimming skills, Rescue skills, CPR and First Aid skills will be tested on the first day of class. 
  • Skills must be completed in order to continue. 

No exceptions and no refunds due to failure to complete pre-requisites.  Cancellation requests for class withdraws must be received by the Recreational Services Membership Coordinator by the Registration/Cancellation deadline in order to receive a refund. To cancel, please call 319-335-6218.

For questions regarding this course, please contact Emily Downes at emily-downes@uiowa.edu

 

Registration: August 26th - October 24th

Instructor: TBD

Fees: $225.00

Water Safety Instructor Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses, six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics. Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor course, the participant will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating certification in Water Safety. Authorization is for 2 calendar years.

Swimming skills will be tested on the first day of class. Skills must be completed in order to continue. No exceptions and no refunds due to failure to complete prerequisites. Cancellation requests for class withdrawals must be received by the Recreational Services Membership Coordinator by the Registration/Cancellation deadline in order to receive a refund. To cancel, please call 319-335-6218.

Course Date(s):

  • Friday, October 18th: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19th: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 20th: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session
  • Must be able to demonstrate the following skills in good form:
    • Front crawl - 25 yards
    • Back crawl - 25 yards
    • Breaststroke - 25 yards
    • Elementary backstroke - 25 yards
    • Sidestroke - 25 yards
    • Butterfly - 15 yards.
    • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling) 
    • Tread water for 1 minute

No exceptions and no refunds due to failure to complete pre-requisites.

If participants apply to work for Recreational Services within 2 weeks of completion of the course and maintain employment through one full semester (dependent on start date), $135.00 of the course fee will be refunded back to the participant. For questions regarding this incentive, please contact Emily Downes at emily-downes@uiowa.edu.

 

Registration: August 26th - October 10th

Instructor: TBD

Fees: $225.00