Recreation and Wellness Center

The lifeguards at the RWC are all Certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Lifeguard classes are taught by the Lifeguard Instructor Staff in house in summer, fall and spring of each school year.

The pre-requisites to entering the lifeguard classes consist of timed brick retrieval, 300 yard swim and a two minute water tread. Once the pre-test is passed, lifeguard candidates will be required to attend 25 hours of hands on and classroom instruction. After completing the class, lifeguard candidates will receive their certifications for two years. Sign up in the administration office at the RWC. The classes are only $75 and are first come first served, no refunds.

The final certification class for the 2018-2019 school year is June 14-16, 2019. The certification class is full. The next certifications will be in September 2019 (dates to be announced). For more information contact Aquatics Coordinator Lisa Molloy at

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Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.