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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States

719-599-3483

Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Lifeguard/Instruction

Underwater Connection offers Professional Swim Programs! Do you want to make the difference and become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard? Or change someone's life by teaching them how to swim? We can get you there: UWC offers Red Cross and Starfish Aquatics Swim Instructor's courses.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Courses

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard

When?

April 27th & 28th (8am to 7pm on both days) - Sold Out (Wait list available)

May 18th & 19th (8am to 7pm on both days)

May 25th & 26th (8am to 7pm on both days) - Few spots left!

More dates to be scheduled for June. Call and get on a wait list!

$199 (course fee) & $38 (ARC registration fee)*

There is a minimum 6 students required by the Red Cross standards.
If class does not meet the minimum amount of students required UWC will refund you.

* Cancellations or reschedules within 7 days of your class will incur in late cancel/reschedule fees.

This is a Blended Learning Class (online, in class, and in pool). The content and activities will provide 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.

After successful completion of this course, participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

The certification will be valid for 2 years.

Pre-requisites: 

- You must be at least 15 years old.

- You must have the ability to swim 300 yards, including freestyle and breaststroke, and tread water for up to 2 minutes.

- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10lb object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Lifeguard recertification course

When?

March 17th - 8am till 7pm

April 14th - 8am till 7pm

$99 (course fee) & $38 (ARC registration fee)*

There is a minimum 6 students required by the Red Cross standards.
If class does not meet the minimum amount of students required UWC will refund you.

* Cancellations or reschedules within 7 days of your class will incur in late cancel/reschedule fees.

This 8 hour review is designed to re-certify participants who possess an American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification. The certification will be valid for 2 years.

The certification will be valid for 2 years.

Pre-requisites: 

- You must be at least 15 years old.

- You must possess a current Lifeguard Certification.



Do you have any questions?

Give us a call at 719-599-3483 or to sign up today!