Lifeguard Certification

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

May 30 - June 13, 2017

Earn your American Red Cross Certification in this 9-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 class start date (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. Class size is limited.

Days/Times

May 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 3, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
June 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 10, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
June 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost

$250

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor on the first day of class.


Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Renewal Course

May 30 - June 6, 2017

Need to get recertified? Sign up now for the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Renewal Course. This 4-day course includes Lifeguard and CPR recertification and all training materials.

Days/Times

May 30, 6:00-9:00p.m.
June 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
June 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost

$80

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at   906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor on the first day of class.


Temporary, Part-Time Lifeguard Positions

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