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Lifeguard Certification Courses

Interested in a great summer job or career in the pool?  UNC Asheville Campus Recreation hosts a number of Lifeguard Certification courses throughout the year open to anyone who meets the prerequisites. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills. Additionally, you will be trainined in First Aid, Lifeguarding and CPR/AED along with other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. 

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Course Certificates

2 year First Aid and CPR/AED certifications
2 year Lifeguarding certification 

Course Prerequisites

  • Be at least 15 years old at the beginning of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously using each of the following strokes for at least 100 yards each:  crawl, 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)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.


Course Date(s) Day(s) Time OneCard Holder Community Sign up link
Lifeguard Certification 3/20 - 3/23 Thur - Sun

Thur & Fri, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; 
Sat & Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

$200.00 $225.00 Class is full
Lifeguard Certification 5/19 - 5/24 Mon - Sat Mon-Fri, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.;
Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$200.00 $225.00 Sign up!
Lifeguard Certification 6/2 - 6/7 Mon - Sat

Mon-Fri, 5 p.m. - 9p.m.; 
Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

$200.00 $225.00 Sign up!

 Course length: 24 – 31 hours

For questions, please contact or (828)250-2324.


Please Note: Recreation members are required to follow all parking regulations set forth by the UNC Asheville Department of Public Safety. This includes but is not limited to parking in the correct lots and spaces. For more information: The Campus Recreation Department is not responsible for tickets incurred by members.

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Contact Information

CPO #2650
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.232.5650

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