Lifeguard Training

Updated (10-12-22) Aquatics Update:  

The Aquatic Center is open for Campbell University Faculty/Staff, Students and those who subscribe for access from 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 6:00pm – 8:30pm Monday – Friday. 

High School Swimming will start October 31st in the evenings.  Practices will be from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Space will be limited.  Swim meets are scheduled from November – January.

Please refer to the Aquatics Center google calendar for dates we are closed (Swim meets & Holidays).

Our final session of group lessons starts October 17.  If you are interested in private lessons please complete the request form located on the Adult and Child lesson pages.

If there are any general questions, want to be on our lesson distribution list, take a lifeguard class, Certified Pool Operator course and/or pool access questions please get in touch with us.  Our contact information is below:

Please note: The Lifeguard course we offer is for training those who wish to be lifeguards at swimming pools only.

Lifeguard Training/CPR Cost

Lifeguard Training will be offered as an online blended format again this year.  As students complete the online classroom sessions we will schedule in-person skill sessions on the weekends.  The skill session dates listed below are independent of one another.  A participant who has completed the online training only needs to attend and successfully complete one skill session weekend.

The cost for the Lifeguard Training course is $350 per participant. If the participant is to be employed by the Campbell University Aquatics Department as a Lifeguard the cost will be waived/reimbursed.  The fee includes First-Aid course and a CPR course as well as a lifeguard manual. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our lifeguarding program will help students develop skills that will be of value to future employers. Please be aware that there are several prerequisites (listed below) that must be met on the first day in order to continue in the program. Students should practice these skills as needed before beginning the class, as there are no refunds given upon the start of the class.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer recertification is $100. CPR recertification participants are expected to provide their own rescue mask. Register early to ensure your choice of classes.


  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously (100 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 either free or breaststroke)
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke; surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet; bring a 10-pound diving brick to the surface; and swim back with the brick holding it with both hands while keeping one’s face above water (timed 1:40)

Lifeguard Skill Session Dates 2022

Course Dates* Time
Session I March 11 – 13 Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session II April 22 – 24 Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session III May 6 – 8 Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session IV May 20 – 22 Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Register for Lifeguard Training

To register or if you have questions, please call 919-810-1435 or e-mail