The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting a new lifeguarding class over the next couple of months as an end-of-semester class.
The first part of the class is in an online course that must be completed before the second stage of the class begins on March 30.
Alyssa Hawkins, director of aquatics and member services, is overseeing the class as its newly appointed instructor.
The lifeguarding course is taught using American Red Cross curriculum.
Hawkins said that the class is open to anyone who is at least fifteen years of age.
“The course is offered in a blended learning format and is broken up into two parts,” Hawkins said. “The first part is an online course that has to be completed before the in-person skills session.”
Hawkins said she will make sure that the course is handled according to the Red Cross standards.
The class must have a minimum of four people in order to officially begin, however, the class also has a maximum capacity of ten people.
“We are really wanting to offer this course consistently to help bring more activity to the pool and to also provide the opportunity for students to become certified lifeguards at a reduced rate,” said Hawkins.
Hawkins said she hopes the lifeguarding course will help bring awareness to the pool area of the SRWC, and more people will come to enjoy time in the aquatics area by partaking in this new and exciting class.