Certifications

    Lifeguard Certification

  • Lifeguard Certification Description

    Course Description

    The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 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.

  • Registration Instructions & Pricing

    Registration Instructions

    Call the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center Welcome Desk at 336-758-7178 and state you are calling to register for a lifeguard certification

    -Or-

    Email aquatics@wfu.edu and provide a call-back number

    Pricing

    Total cost of instruction and a provided pocket mask $225

  • February 2019 Session

    All dates and times must be attended in their entirety.

    February 5th 4-10pm

    February 6th 4-10pm

    February 9th 9am-6pm

  • March 2019 Session - (no spaces remain)

    All dates and times must be attended in their entirety.

    March 18th 4-10pm

    March 21st 4-10pm

    March 23rd 9am-6pm

     

  • April 2019 Session (no spaces remain)

    All dates and times must be attended in their entirety.

    April 26th 4-10pm

    April 27th 9am-6pm

    April 28th 1pm-7pm

  • May 2019 Session (no spaces remain)

    All dates and times must be attended in their entirety.

    May 10th 4-10pm

    May 11th 9am-6pm

    May 12th 1pm-7pm

SCUBA Diving
SCUBA Diving

    SCUBA Certification

  • SCUBA Course Description

    SCUBA diving is truly an adventure sport.  This certification class is taught in a three step process: knowledge development, confined water dives, and open water dives.  Upon successful completion you will obtain your Open Water Diver certification which lasts a lifetime.

    This course includes all instruction, equipment rentals, certification fees, and checkout dives.

    Wake Forest students/staff/faculty may register online at deaconrec.wfu.edu.  Community members can email aquatics@wfu.edu to register.

    Course Fee $535

    More information about the PADI Open Water Diver, visit https://www.padi.com/courses/open-water-diver

  • Session 1 - Spring 2019

    All sessions must be attended in their entirety

    Date Session Time
    2/1 Orientation 4-7pm
    2/8 Classroom Session 4-7pm
    2/9 Pool Session 1-5pm
    2/15 Classroom Session 4-7pm
    2/16 Pool Session 1-5pm
  • Session 2 - Spring 2019

    All sessions must be attended in their entirety

    Date Session Time
    4/5 Orientation 4-7pm
    4/12 Classroom Session 4-7pm
    4/13 Pool Session 1-5pm
    4/26 Classroom Session 4-7pm
    4/27 Pool Session 1-5pm