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).

Spring 2021 Lifeguard Re-Certification Course

More information coming soon!

Lifeguard Classes - Pre-Course

Participants are required to pass a pre-course skills test before registering for a Lifeguard Training course. This $15 non-refundable enrollment will go toward the full purchase price of the course ($225) upon successful completion of the skills test. Please attend with confidence in your physical skills! Students wishing to work on their swimming strokes/endurance should consider our Adult Swimming or Fitness Swimming programs.
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. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, and form of payment for the training course.

Please note: This enrollment is confirming your attendance in our pre-test only. You will need to pass all elements of the pre-course skills test and then enroll into the course while on-site. Electronic enrollment information will then be sent to you via email. Approximately 9 hours of content will be completed before attending the first class date.

We love to hire guards who graduate from our lifeguard courses!

Lifeguard Classes Spring 2021 

Schedule coming soon!

Registration for Pre-Course

Registration for Fall 2020 Pre-Courses has closed. 

Registration for Spring 2021 Pre-Courses will open soon! 

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