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Safety Certifications

All aquatics certifications are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors. Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated (as defined by course outline) in order to receive certification.

If minimum enrollment for any safety course is not met 3 days prior to the scheduled start date, the class will be cancelled. 

TRADITIONAL COURSES: All content is taught on-site at the Tootell Aquatic Center during scheduled course time.  All courses are traditional unless otherwise noted.

BLENDED LEARNING COURSED: Course content alternates online simulation learning with in-person water skills sessions. The online simulation learning is completed outside of class time, while the in-person skills sessions are completed at the Tootell Aquatic Center during the scheduled course time.  All registrants will receive an email one week prior to the start of the class with a link to the American Red Cross online course material.  At this time, the registrant will pay a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for access to this information.  Assigned lessons must be completed prior to the first date of the in-person class.

Community CPR & AED – Adult Certification

Date Times Barcode
Wednesday, September 27th 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. 5126
Monday, October 23rd 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. 5127
Thursday, November 9th 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. 5128

This course trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. This course also provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.

Fees: Member $60 / Non-Member $75 – fee includes textbook and training materials.

Community CPR/AED Adult with Standard First Aid

Date Times Barcode
Thursday, September 21st 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. 5124
Monday, September 25th 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. 5125

This course trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. This course also provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.  The first aid portion of this course is designed to teach participants to recognize and respond to emergencies including sudden illness, poisonings, and cold related emergencies. Additionally, participants will learn how to administer first aid care for bleeding emergencies and bone and joint injuries.

Fees: Member $65 / Non-Member $80 – fee includes textbook and training materials.

Water Safety Instructor Course

BLENDED LEARNING COURSE
Course length: E-Learning 7 hours, 25 minutes; On-Site instruction 19 hours, 30 minutes Member:  $240
Non-Members:  $290
All registrants will receive an email one week prior to the start of the class with a link to the American Red Cross online course material.  At this time, the registrant will pay a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for access to this information.
Date Times Barcode
September 19th – November 14th, 2017
Class will not be held 10/31
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 5120
January 30th – April 3, 2018
Class will not be held 2/20 or 3/13
Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. 5123

Prerequisites:  Students who successfully complete the course will be able to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons. Absence from any of the classes will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of the registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. Water Safety Instructor Training books are provided to class participants upon registration.  Please review the following details if you are interested in becoming a WSI.

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

  • Front Crawl 25 yards
  • Back Crawl 25 yards
  • Breast Stroke 25 Yards
  • Elementary Backstroke 25 yards
  • Sidestroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 15 yards
  • Maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (float or scull)
  • Tread water for one minute

Certification Requirements:  The candidate will have reading and written assignments each day of the class as well as in-water activities. Candidates must successfully complete four practice teaching assignments and score at least 80% on a written exam.

Lifeguard Training Course – Blended Learning

BLENDED LEARNING COURSE
Member: $190
Non-Members: $220
All registrants will receive an email one week prior to the start of the class with a link to the American Red Cross online course material.  At this time, the registrant will pay a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for access to this information.
Date Times Barcode
February 19-23rd, 2018 Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:30pm 5132
April 2-11th, 2018 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5:00-9:00pm 5133
April 16-20th, 2018 Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:30pm 5134
April 28-May 2nd, 2018 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday Sat & Sun 9:00am-3:30pm
Mon & Wed 5:00-9:00pm
5135

 

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Date Times Barcode
March 19th – 30th, 2018 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
5136

Must attend all classes.

Must bring your current lifeguard certification to the class.

Fees: Member $240 + $35 non refundable fee to American Red Cross
Non-Member $290 + $35 non refundable fee to American Red Cross

This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. Once authorized, Lifeguard Instructors may teach:

  • Basic-level Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • Lifeguard Management
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow
  • Water Safety presentations

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid certificate or have successfully completed a Red Cross Lifeguarding (full or review course) or another acceptable lifeguarding course within the last four years.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course session. This includes passing the precourse written exam with a score of 80% or higher for each of the three sections and demonstrating competency in all the precourse skills and scenarios evaluation.

Certification Requirements: The candidate will have reading and written assignments each day of the class as well as in-water activities. Candidates must successfully complete all practice teaching assignments and score at least 80% on all written exams.

 

Lifeguard Training Review (Course length 13.0 hours)

Certification covers Lifeguard/First-aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED.

Date Times Barcode
October 28th & 29th, 2017 Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5118
March 24th & 25th, 2018 Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5121
May 4th & 5th, 2018 Friday & Saturday
5:00 – 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5122

Must attend all dates & times

Prerequisites

  • Must be able to present a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills test.

Pre-Course Skills Test

Participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, consisting of 100 yards freestyle, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards mixed freestyle and breaststroke. Additionally, they must retrieve a 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water, swim the brick 20 yards back to the side of the pool, and get out of the water without using the ladder or stairs. The brick retrieval portion must be completed in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Fees: Member $150 / Non-Member $175 (Course fees do NOT include an updated American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual).

Certification Requirements: The candidate must demonstrate competency in each required skill taught in a course. Competency is defined as being able to perform each skill to meet the objective without guidance. Candidates must pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%. If the final written exam has more than one section, a minimum grade of 80% must be achieved on each section.

PROGRAM POLICIES

Withdrawal Policy: A 25% withdrawal fee will be assessed for all withdrawals and must notify URI Campus prior to activity.  

Refunds: No cash refunds will be given by the Department of Campus Recreation. A balance will be applied to the client’s account, following the Withdrawal Fee listed above. There will be no expiration for this balance and it will remain on the account until it is used by the client (balances are non-transferable and must be used within a family).

Transfer Fee: There is a $5.00 transfer fee for EACH transfer made from one class to another. All transfer must be made at the Rec Service Center.

 

Membership Discounts / Benefits

Learn to Swim member rates will only be provided to Family TAC Members.  Members will also receive priority registration for aquatic programs (on-line and in-person).  URI Students/Individual Members receive discounts for certification classes (first-aid, CPR, AED instructional classes) and Aquatic Fitness Activities.

Lockers service and personal training are available for patrons with memberships.

Find out more by calling the Rec Service Center at 874.5926.

 

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