Texas Tech University


Lifeguarding Certification Classes

This course prepares candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to aquatic emergencies and prevent drowning and other incidents. After successful completion of the course, participants will receive the following certifications: Lifeguard Training (good for 2 years), First Aid (2 years), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for The Professional Rescuer (2 years) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (2 years).

Lifeguard Classes - Pre-Course

Participants are required to pass a pre-course skills test before registering for a Lifeguard Training course. The pre-course skills test is comprised of three parts, the 300-yard swim, a timed element, and a 2-minute treading water test. Successful completion of each component is required to pass the pre-course skills test and proceed to the Lifeguard Training Course. Upon completion of the pre-course you will to register for the training class. Please bring a swimsuit, goggles, towel, and form of payment for the training course.

Registration for Pre-Course

Please click here to register for Lifeguard Pre-Courses

For more information, please email us at aquatics@ttu.edu.