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Lifeguard Course Requirements

1. Swim 300 yards continuously (free or breaststroke)
2. Tread water for two minutes using only legs
3. Complete a timed event in one minute and 40 seconds, swim 15 yards front crawl, remove a 10 pound brick off of the bottom of a 10 foot pool section, swim on your back and only kicking with the brick for 15 yards. Must be completed on the first night of class to continue with the course.

*Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled class session of the course. The candidate must also complete a set of swimming prerequisites.

*Red Cross certifications upon successful completion include: Lifeguard Training/CPR/AED/First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens

*Appropriate swim attire is required to practice multiple in-water rescues.


Ryan MacMaster
Aquatics Coordinator 

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5200 / Fax: (701) 231-5205
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 100
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3450 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU Wellness Center

Last Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:00:02 AM
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