Recreation Center

Recreation and Athletics Center
569 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-4REC (4732)
fax: (248) 370-4889

CPR and Aquatic Programs

CPR and Aquatic Programs

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Lifeguard / Lifeguard Instructor

Activity NumberDays / Dates / Times

Saturday, May 11: 9:00a - 3:00p
Sunday, May 12: 9:00a - 3:00p
Saturday, May 18: 9:00a - 3:00p
Sunday, May 19: 9:00a - 3:00p

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.


  • Register online or at the Welcome Center (main desk of the Recreation Center).
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.
  • Lifeguard courses have a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 3 business days prior to the first class date.
  • Lifeguard Instructor courses have a registration deadline of 9:00 a.m. 5 business days prior to the first class date.

Enrollment Evaluation

  • Lifeguard course enrollment is evaluated at 9 a.m. 5 business days prior to the first class date.
  • Courses that have not reached minimum enrollment at the time of evaluation may be cancelled.
  • Individuals enrolled in a course that has been cancelled will be given the option of transferring to another scheduled course or being issued a full refund.