Lifeguard Certification

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form prior to participation. You will receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor on the first day of class. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.

Location

SDC Room 237 & Pool

The Student Development Complex lap pool and dive tank are licensed by the State of Michigan and inspected by the Western U.P. District Health Department. Accordingly, the water is analyzed and the temperature is taken daily. The temperature fluctuates between 81-87 degrees and this will depend on the pool usage, outside temperature and water flow rate. The water is replenished automatically due to water lost through splash, backwashing of sand filters and evaporation. This new cool water intake will not be 81 degrees until it is well mixed into the existing pool water.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

February 22-24

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 3-day training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. Certification includes Lifeguard and CPR certification and all training materials. All participants must be 15 years of age or older by February 22, 2019 (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 200-400 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, and grab a 10 pound brick from 8-12 feet of water with a feet first surface dive. Online training prerequisite must be completed prior to February 22 classroom instruction. Instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions. Class size is limited.

Days/Times

  • Friday, February 22, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost

$135

Deadline to register: February 8


Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Renewal Course

February 24

Need to get re-certified? Sign up now for the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Renewal Course. This 1-day course includes Lifeguard and CPR re-certification and all training materials. Online training prerequisite must be completed prior to February 24 classroom instruction. Instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions. Class size is limited.

Day/Time

  • Sunday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost

$55

Deadline to register: February 8


Temporary, Part-Time Lifeguard Positions

Michigan Tech Recreation is also actively seeking to hire temporary, part-time Red Cross certified lifeguards at the SDC. Apply online today.