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Spring 2021 Aquatics


AED Defibrillator and CPR Mannequin

Adult & Pediatric CPR, First Aid & AED Certification Course

Base Rate: $75

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED class is to help participants react and respond to cardiac and first aid emergencies appropriately. The courses in this program are designed to teach the skills needed to provide care to suddenly ill or injured persons until advanced medical arrive. This is a two-part course with the first taking place online.

The second part is a skills session and written test where participants will demonstrate their knowledge. Participants that pass this course will receive a certification valid for two years encompassing emergency response related to adult and pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to the final day of the course.

Please contact Assistant Director of Aquatics, Troy Lukas at for more information, to arrange a class for your organization, or group training needs outside of our current schedule.

To learn more about the UREC refund policy, please visit our policy page.

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Lifeguard Certification Course

3-Day Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Certification Course

This class is designated for participants that are looking to obtain American Red Cross Certification or that are seeking to become a UREC lifeguard.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to the final day of the course. Parent signature required for participants under the age of 18 years old. Participants will be required to pass the American Red Cross lifeguarding prerequisites prior to continuing in the course. They should take time prior to the start of the course to practice and prepare.

*Must attend all sessions in order to obtain certification.

  • Certification Course Session 2
    March 5 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    March 6 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    March 7 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Certification Course Session 3
    April 9 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    April 10 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    April 11 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • For participants that already have an American Red Cross Certification nearing expiration, or that has been expired for less than 30 days a copy of your certification will need to be submitted to the Assistant Director of Aquatics,, following your registration.

    *Must attend all sessions in order to obtain re-certification.

  • Re-Certification Course Session 3
    April 9 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    April 10 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    April 11 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Re-Certification One Day Challenge
    February 27 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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    Lifeguard Instructor or
    Instructor Trainer In-Person Update

    The Lifeguard Instructor or Instructor Trainer Update course is designed to provide current American Red Cross Instructors with the in-person skills session that are required to maintain or update their current American Red Cross certification. This is a one day course. Current Certification must be emailed to Assistant Director of Aquatics, Troy Lukas at prior to registration for course.

    This updated certification is valid for two years. All participants must complete prerequisite skills, CPR skill demonstration, video review, perform water skills and assessments, and pass the written test.

    Full certifications courses are 3 days and required attendance for all three with an online blended learning component that participants will receive after payment is submitted, and must be completed prior to attending.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age prior to the final day of the course.


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    Discovery Dives

    Base Rate: $40 | Location: UREC Classroom and Outdoor Pool
    Finally, a chance to see what it is like to breath underwater. This two hour session includes a brief safety overview followed practicing in the pool equipped with full scuba gear

    Swim suits required

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    Scuba Lessons

    Base Rate: $300 | Location: UREC Classroom and Outdoor Pool
    This 3 day course will give you the knowledge to test out for your scuba diving certificate. UREC Scuba Lessons will not provide the actual certificate at the completion of the class, but rather the required training needed to test out at a scuba training site of your own choice.

    Participants have the option to bring their own mask, snorkel, and fins or provide the instructors $50 at the time of lessons to rent the equipment for the duration of the lessons.

    • Scuba Lessons Session 1

      February 19 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      February 20 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      February 21 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Scuba Lessons Session 2

      March 19 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      March 20 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      March 21 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Scuba Lessons Session 3

      April 16 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      April 17 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      April 18 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    For additional questions about either Discovery Dives or the Scuba Lessons, contact Troy Lukas at

    If a scheduled time does not reach the 4 participant minimum, you may either:

    • Shift to a new time offering
    • Shift to a new day offering
    • Receive a full refund

    The following forms must be completed and dropped off at UREC prior to attending any scuba lessons:

    * Scuba lessons may be purchased by credit card at the Main UREC Operations Desk or by monthly installments utilizing FACTS Payment Plan. Payroll deduction is no longer an option for payment options. Registration is still required.

    Private Lessons: Spring 2021

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    Private swim lessons are designed with your specific swim needs in mind. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner learning swim basics or more advanced looking for a customized workout because a UREC swim instructor will design a course for your specific swimming goals. Think of a personal trainer, but in the UREC pools!

    Each registration consists of 5, 45 minute lessons arranged between you and our Aquatics team. Sessions are built over two week periods, but we can accommodate extended availability as well.

    Fall 2020 dates for private swim lessons.
    Session 1January 11 – January 22
    Session 2January 25 – February 5
    Session 3February 8 – February 19
    Session 4February 22 – March 5
    Session 5March 8 – March 19
    Session 6March 22 – April 2
    Session 7April 5 – April 16
    Price table for private swim lessons.
    Base RateLSU Faculty, Staff, and UREC Members*LSU Student
    * All registrants in this category without an active UREC membership will need to complete their registration at the facility to have their discount applied.