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Campus Recreation Aquatics offers so much more than lap swimming. In addition to our First Aid and CPR/AED programs, we also offer Red Cross lifeguarding and instructor certification programs, adult group swim lessons, youth & child group swim lessons, private swim lessons, and fitness classes! If you’re interested in more information about these programs, please visit the registration website at pennstatecampusrec.org

American Red Cross Safety & Certification Courses

Campus Recreation is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider for all of your training needs! We specialize in safety courses such as First Aid, CPR, AED, and Lifeguarding. All courses are taught on-campus at Campus Recreation facilities. Do you need to set-up specialized training for a work unit/organization on campus? Contact us for more information. 

First Aid/CPR/AED Courses

We’re proud to offer American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses in Campus Recreation facilities across campus. Certifications are good for two years and attendance is mandatory for the duration of each posted class time. Are you looking for a CPR for the Professional Rescuer or Infant/Child CPR course? Contact us for more information.

Lifeguarding Courses

Campus Recreation Lifeguard and Lifeguard Review courses are taught in the pools of McCoy Natatorium and abide by the standards set forth by the American Red Cross. Please see our pre-requisites page {HYPERLINK} for details concerning this course. Certifications are valid for two years and attendance is mandatory at all scheduled class sessions. Interested in becoming a PSU Lifeguard? We love to hire those whom we have trained! Contact us for more information about lifeguard hiring.

Instructor Courses

Campus Recreation offers Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) courses which are taught in the pools of McCoy Natatorium and abide by the standards set forth by the American Red Cross. If you’re planning to further your lifeguarding skills or become a manager of a pool, you will want to consider obtaining the LGI certification! This course will enable you to teach lifeguarding, first aid, CPR/AED courses and so many more!

Please see our pre-requisites page {HYPERLINK} for details concerning this course. Certifications are dependent on successful completion of the course and attendance at all scheduled class sessions. Typically, this course includes a Lifeguard Review course as well to make sure you are up to the standard when we start the LGI content!

Lifeguarding Instructor Courses

Campus Recreation offers Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses which are taught in the pools of McCoy Natatorium and abide by the standards set forth by the American Red Cross. Become an expert on teaching the six core swimming strokes! The WSI certification will enable you to teach people how to swim with curriculum geared toward progressive learning!

Please see our pre-requisites page {HYPERLINK} for details concerning this course. Certifications are dependent on successful completion of the course and attendance at all scheduled class sessions. Interested in becoming a PSU Swim Instructor? We love to hire those whom we have trained! This class is typically taught once per year – Please contact us to be placed on our mailing list for the next available class.

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Interested in teaching others to become lifesavers? Campus Recreation offers a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course that teaches you how to do so! Certifications are dependent on successful completion of the course and attendance at all scheduled class sessions. This class is typically taught once per year. Contact us for more information.

First Aid/CPR/AED Courses