The Fitness & Recreation Center offers a number of American Red Cross certification courses to the UMF and broader communities. Certifications can be obtained in lifeguarding, CPR and first aid, basic life support, and instructor level course.

How to Register:

Lifeguard course registration must be directed to jennifer.pageot@maine.edu or 207-778-7437.

All other course registrations can be done in person with our front desk at 152 Quebec St. Farmington, Maine or over the phone by calling 207-778-7495.

Payment Policy:

Payment is due at time of registration.  Company registrations, including invoicing, should be directed to Jennifer.pageot@maine.edu.

Refunds are granted only before a class begins for an incapacitating medical hardship with a doctor’s note, relocation with documented proof, or if a waiting list is available and the spot can be filled. Approved refunds for mentioned reasons only, will be granted minus 15% processing fee. If we cancel a program for any reason, there will be a full refund with no processing feel. If false information is given on the registration form, the registration is null and void and there will be no refund.

Courses Offered

 

Offered through a Blended Learning format, participants must complete 3 hours of online course work prior the skill session. In person session will focus on hands on practice with a certified instructor, as participants will gain confidence in caring for adults, children and infants. Participants will learn to respond and care for unconscious victims, breathing emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding, and more. After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross adult, child and infant CPR/AED and first aid certifications valid for 2 years.

Participants are required to wear a mask at all time while on campus and during the course.

 

Upcoming Blended Learning Skill Session Course Dates:

Fee per person: $78

 

Online Course Work MUST be completed prior to the start of the course. Completion notice must be brought to class or emailed to jennifer.pageot@maine.edu. Failure to demonstrate the completion of online course work will result in removal from the course, without a refund.  Once you have completed the online work you will receive an email with your completion certification.

 

Use the link above to access the LOGIN/CREATE LOGIN screen.
First time users will select the “Create Login” button 

  • Returning users will login with their existing credentials. Users who cannot remember their password can select “Forgot Password” and password reset information will be sent to the email provided in the forgot email prompt, if valid. If not valid, user will be asked to enter email again.
  • After selecting “login,” the student will automatically be taken to the course launch screen
  • First-time users will also receive an email confirming their account creation

Some skill sessions require strenuous physical activity. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions regarding your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss this with your health care provider and at time of registration. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing dangling jewelry or jewelry with sharp edges.

 

 

** This course is NOT intended for those who have a duty to respond and maintain a CPR/AED certification. This could include, but is not limited to, nurses, firefighters, EMT’s, ski patrol personal, medical students, UMF FRC employees. THESE parties need to take CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. ***

 

** This course is intended for those who have a duty to respond and maintain a CPR/AED certification. This could include, but is not limited to, nurses, firefighters, EMT’s, ski patrol personal, medical students, UMF FRC employees. ***

Offered through a Blended Learning format, participants must complete two online course segments the skill session. In person session will focus on hands on practice with a certified instructor, as participants will gain confidence in caring for adults, children and infants. Participants will learn to respond and care for unconscious victims, breathing emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding, and more. After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross  CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification and a First Aid certification, both valid for 2 years.

Patrons are required to wear a mask at all time while on campus and during the course.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • TBA

Online Course Work MUST be completed prior to the start of the course. Upon completion participant will receive an Completion Notice email from the American Red Cross. This email must be brought to class or forwarded to jennifer.pageot@maine.edu. Failure to demonstrate the completion of online course work will result in removal from the course, without a refund.  Once you have completed the online work you will receive an email with your completion certification.

Online Course Work Link:

Use the link above to access the LOGIN/CREATE LOGIN screen.
First time users will select the “Create Login” button 

  • Returning users will login with their existing credentials. Users who cannot remember their password can select “Forgot Password” and password reset information will be sent to the email provided in the forgot email prompt, if valid. If not valid, user will be asked to enter email again.
  • After selecting “login,” the student will automatically be taken to the course launch screen
  • First-time users will also receive an email confirming their account creation

Some skill sessions require strenuous physical activity. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions regarding your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss this with your health care provider and at time of registration. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing dangling jewelry or jewelry with sharp edges.

Fee per person: $78

This course will certify qualifying participants to teach basic-level American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED courses. Participants must possess a current ARC basic-level in First aid and Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, or equivalent certification.

Course Fee: $300

Course Dates: Call Jennifer to inquire.

This course is designed to provide the information and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will also be taught how to protect themselves while helping others. Our Basic Water Rescue course meets the State of Maine daycare/childcare provided aquatic licensing requirement.

The 4 hour course is composed of classroom and in water sessions. Eligible participants will receive an American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue certification valid for 3 years.

A minimum of 3 participants is needed to run a course. Classes are scheduled based on interest.

 

Course Fee: $75 per person

Participants will be trained to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Successful completion of the course will gain participants a 2-year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Fall 2022 Courses:

  1. Friday – Sunday: 9/9/2022 – 9/11/2022Friday, 9/9: 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday, 9/10: 9:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday & 9/11: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  2. Wednesdays & Fridays, 10/12/2022 – 11/11/2022, 6:00pm- 9:00pm each day10/12 (W), 10/14 (F), 10/19 (W), 11/2(W), 11/4 (F), 11/9 (W), 11/11(F)

Pre-course swim requirement must be demonstrated at least 1 business days prior to the first day of the course. 

*Registration and scheduling pre-course swim requirement for all lifeguard courses must be directed to jennifer.pageot@maine.edu, 207-778-7437.

Online course work link will be sent 24 hours after registration.

Blended Learning Course format is 2 parts, online work (7 hours) and in-person skills (~20 hours).

 

Course fee: $200  |  Join our staff and have the course fee reimbursed after working 25 shifts in 90 days of hiring date.

Waterfront Option Additional fee: $50

*Course fee due at time of registration.

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What to expect:
The pre-course skill check is required to register. Participants will check in at the FRC front desk then head to the pool deck, prepared to swim.

Course days are long and participants will be most successful arriving to class with a well-rested mind and body. Lunch breaks are given each day, 45 min- 1 hour. Participants should bring: 2 bathing suits and towels, snacks, water bottle and lunch plans.

Lifeguarding Participant Manual (pdf)

 

To enter the course candidates must be 15 years old by the last day of the course and pass the following pre-course swimming skills:

Lifeguarding:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  3. Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
  • Return to the surface and water/swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands on the object at the surface of the water.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

Waterfront Lifeguarding LG Pre-course swim

  • Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and swim 15 yards underwater retrieving three dive rings, 5 yards apart.
  • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and water/swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands on the object at the surface of the water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

Shallow Water Lifeguarding: Water up to 5 feet deep
  1. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event in 50 seconds
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Submerged to a depth of 4 – 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
    3. Return to the surface and water/swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands on the object at the surface of the water.
    4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Lifeguarding Review: For those holding a current certification or expired, by no more then 30 days. Participants will be trained to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Successful completion of the course will gain participants an additional 2-year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Participants are expected to take the lifeguard precourse skills at the start of the course. A copy of an eligible certification and photo ID are required. 

Spring 2022 Courses:

  1. June 4, 9am – 7pm

Course Fee: $100
Waterfront module is added to end of a course. Participants will complete the waterfront pre-course skills at the start of the course and.  Additional course fee: $25

Lifeguard participants will be trained to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Successful completion of the course will gain participants a 2-year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

To enter the course candidates must hold a current lifeguard certification (expired no more then 30 days) and pass the following pre-course swimming skills on the first day of class:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates will place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

Waterfront Pre-course:

  • Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and swim 15 yards underwater retrieving three dive rings, 5 yards apart.
  • Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

A free skills evaluation is available.
Participants are encouraged to have their skills assessed prior to the pre-course, held on the first day. Once registered and paid in full, participants will receive 2 visit passes to practice build their endurance in the water and practice pre-course skills

To arrange a free skills evaluation, contact Jennifer Pageot, below.

 

Spring 2022 Course Offering:

  1. Sun – Tue, June 12 -14 9am – 5pm *participate in any of our review courses fro $35

 

Course Fee: $400 ($35 fee for an LG Review course w/ LGI course registration

 

All registration should go through the Aquatic Director, Jennifer Pageot. Space is limited.

A minimum of 4 candidates must be registered five (5) business days prior to the start of the course.

To enroll, each candidate must provide:

  • Proof of age (17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course) by driver’s license, state identification card, birth certificate, passport or other government-issued photo identification.
  • Proof of current certifications in Lifeguard Training, which includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First aid. Candidates must demonstrate pre-course skills in alignment with the r.17 Lifeguard program. Candidates are encouraged to participate in our May 27, 2022 LG review course at a reduced fee of $35. Taking this course is recommended to ensure your skills are up to the standard and take a course with an instructor mindset.
  • Successfully complete online orientation prior to the first day of the course.  Online course work is sent to candidates once registration with Jennifer has occurred.  The 2.5 hours orientation to the Red Cross and 4-5 hours orientation to the Lifeguard Instructor Course must be completed 2 business days prior to the start of the course.
  • Successfully complete prerequisite Rescue Skill Scenarios:

Candidate will be expected to demonstrate victim recognition; emergency action plan (EAP) activation, including communicating with other lifeguards; successful rescue using appropriate skills; and follow-up emergency care, as needed. Participants must demonstrate the skills reflected in the r.17 Lifeguard program.

Skills that will be evaluated:

  • CPR- adult, child, infant
  • BVM use
  • AED- adult, child
  • Ventilations- adult, child, infant
  • Primary assessment- adult, child, infant
  • Entries into water
  • Approaches to victim
  • Submerged victim rescue
  • Removal from water using backboard

All online course work must be completed 2 business days prior to the start of the in-person course. Participants must bring a copy of their completed online course work certificate to the first day of class. The online course work is estimated to take between 7 and 8 hours to complete.

Course Completion:
Course completion certificates will be awarded to instructor candidates who successfully complete the pre-course session, attended every class session, successful perform all practice-teaching assignments and past the final written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher (correctly answer at least 40 of 50 questions). Candidates must also demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Medical Conditions or Disabilities:
Course work will include physical exercise. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participant fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and with Jennifer Pageot before the start of the course.

Upcoming Course Offerings:

  1. June 5th 9am – 5pm

The Lifeguarding Instructor Review course is the required course for all Lifeguard Instructors and Instructor Trainers to re-certify. Upon successful completion of the review course, the Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification will be renewed for 2 years.

Course includes:

    • Lifeguard Program Review
    • Administrative Updates/Information
    • Written Exam
    • Skill Practice and Polish Session including in-water skills, drills and Multiple-Rescuer Response scenarios

Fee $50

*Basic Lifeguard Certification available at no cost! Just inquire during registration.

 

LGI Course Outline

 

***To register e-mail jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

Instructors are required to bring:

Lifeguard Instructor Manual r.2017 (hard or digital copy)

Lifeguarding Manual r.2017 (hard or digital copy)

Current (valid) Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate in the r.2017 program

A swim suit, towel, and dry comfortable clothes

Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $15/set)

Snack, water bottle, lunch plans

A rested body and open mind

 

Connect for course information: jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

The American Red Cross LGI re-entry & crossover course is intended for previously certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors with a certification expired within the last 2 years or for instructors certified by other organizations who wish to crossover to the American Red Cross (see below for a complete list). Participants are required to complete an online course prior to attending the in person session. Upon successful completion of the course, the Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification will be renewed for 2 years.

Date: May 22

*Participants are encourage to enroll in lifeguard course running May 19 – 21. (*Reduced fee of $100)

Fee: $200

 

Course Outline

 

Prerequisites
Instructor candidate must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age.
  • Possess one of the following basic-level Lifeguarding certifications:
    • A current basic-level American Red Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
    • An equivalent certification from another organization.
  • Possess one of the following:
    • Documentation of previous American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED instructor
      certification (expired no more than 2 years).
    • Documentation of current external credentials showing that the individual successfully completed a
      formalized lifeguarding instructor course with one of the following organizations:
      Canadian Red Cross—Lifeguarding Instructor
      YMCA—Lifeguarding Instructor
      International Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Training Program
      (Ellis & Associates)–Lifeguard instructor
      Boy Scouts of America (BSA)—either Aquatics instructor or BSA Lifeguard instructor
      Starfish Aquatics Institute—StarGuard Instructor
      Lifesaving Society of Canada—Lifesaving Instructor
      Royal Life Saving Society of the United Kingdom—Lifesaving Instructor
      United States Lifesaving Association—Open Water Lifeguard Instructor
  • Have successfully completed the online Introduction to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding
    Instructor Course.
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual (print), Lifeguarding Manual (print or digital) and American
  • Red Cross Lifeguarding DVD set and/or Lifeguarding Course Presentation before the course.
  • Go to the Red Cross Learning Center (Redcrosslearningcenter.org), Instructor Candidate Resources
    section. Printed versions can

Certification Requirements
Instructor candidates must successfully:

  • Complete the online prerequisite course.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in skills.
  • Participate in all course sessions, including one practice-teaching assignment.
  • Complete the instructor course written exam with a score of at least 80 percent (20 correct answers
    out of 25 questions).

Candidates are required to bring a:

  • Lifeguard Instructor Manual r.2017 (hard copy) (available for purchase for $40)
  • Lifeguarding Manual r.2017 (hard copy) (available for purchase for $35)
  • Proof of expired Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate
  • A swim suit, towel, and dry comfortable clothes
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (available for purchased at class for $15/set)
  • Snack, water bottle, lunch plans
  • A rested body and open mind

 

 

 

This course is dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge that is needed to plan and teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Basic-level swimming skills are not taught.

Course Date: Sunday, 10am – 6pm April 10, 17, 24, & May 1

Course Prerequisites:
To participant in the Water Safety Instructor course, candidates must be at least 16 years old by the last day of the course. Please bring proof of age to the first day (driver’s license or birth certificate).

Participants must demonstrate the following skills at the pre-course at the start of the first class day:

Water Safety Instructor Full Course

1.Swim the following strokes consistent with the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4 Stroke Performance Criteria:

  • Front Crawl-25 yards
  • Back Crawl- 25 yards
  • Breaststroke- 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke- 25 yards
  • Sidestroke- 25 yards
  • Butterfly- 15 yards

2. Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling).

3. Tread water for 1 minute.

A free skills evaluation is available.
Participants are encouraged to have their skills assessed prior to the pre-course, held on the first day. Once registered and paid in full, participants will receive 2 visit passes to practice build their endurance in the water and practice pre-course skills.

To arrange a free skills evaluation, contact Jennifer Pageot, below.

Course Fee: $400

Course completion certificates will be awarded to instructor candidates who: successfully complete the pre-course session, attended every class session, successful perform all practice-teaching assignments and past the final written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher (correctly answer at least 40 of 50 questions). Candidates must also demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Medical Conditions or Disabilities:
Course work will include physical exercise. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participant fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and with Jennifer Pageot before the start of the course.

For Aquatics / Pool info, contact:

Jennifer Pageot
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Manager of Aquatics & Health and Safety Educator
jennifer.pageot@maine.edu
tel 207-778-7437


Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202
umffrc@maine.edu