Lifeguard Training

Aquatics Update (11-17-23):

The Aquatic Center is open and the hours are:  Monday – Friday 11:30pm – 2:00pm / 6:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

High School Swimming Starts Monday, Oct. 30th.  There will be limited lane availability from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Monday – Friday.  Refer to the calendar when planning your visit.  There will be afternoons and evenings the pool will be closed for swim meets.  The season will continue through February 9th.

Keep an eye on the Aquatics Center & Keith Hill’s Pool Event Calendars.  We will do our best keeping it updated with upcoming closures or events that may limit pool access such as Holidays, Swim Meets, Parties, etc.

Dates the Aquatic Center will be closed for the Holidays:

Thanksgiving       Nov. 22 – 26

Christmas             Dec. 21 – Jan. 1

Keep an eye on this website for spring programming information. 

If there are any general questions, pool access questions, you want to be on our lesson distribution please feel free to get in touch with us.

Lifeguard Training / CPR Course

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.  Those participants who join the CU LG Staff will receive a $300 reimbursement.  The fee includes Lifeguard, First-Aid, and CPR certifications. 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 there are several prerequisites (listed below) which 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 once the class has started.
Please note: The Lifeguard course we offer is for training those who wish to be lifeguards at swimming pools only.
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Swim 300 yards continuously (100 free, 100 breaststroke, then 100 either free or breaststroke)
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke; 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 (overall time = 1 minute 40 seconds)
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.
Course Dates Times
Session I TBD Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm | Sat / Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session II TBD Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm | Sat / Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session III TBD Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm | Sat / Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Session IV TBD Fri 6:30pm – 9:00pm | Sat / Sun 9:00am – 5:00pm
Register for Lifeguard Training / CPR


If you have any questions, please contact Montz Burckhardt at 919-810-1435 or e-mail