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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.

Join the movement, live your life.

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? Call us to get on the wait list. We'll notify you as soon as a class is scheduled.

$199 (course fee) & $35 (registration fee paid directly to the ARC)

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? Call us to get on the wait list. We'll notify you as soon as a class is scheduled.

$99 (course fee) & $27 (registration fee paid directly to the ARC)

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.



Water Safety instructor - wsi training

When? Call us to get on the wait list. Next classes probably in July.

$300 (course fee) & $25 (registration fee paid directly to the ARC)

This is a class designed to train Instructor Candidates to teach water safety including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses.

You'll learn:

- How to proficiently instruct six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics Prerequisites.

- Training (FIT) course-identify key elements and strategies for planning and preparing effective and safe swim lessons.

- Observe swimming, headfirst entry and diving skills and accurately classify them and suggest appropriate interventions to improve them.

Pre-requisites: 

- You must be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.


Do you have any questions?

Give us a call on 719-599-3483 and we'll put you in contact with our Aquatics Director.