Safety Training & Certification

The instructional courses and programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals or groups that will need certification or training in emergency response, leisure activities, professional development or simply enjoy learning in a safe, inviting and relaxed environment. Classes that are offered focus primarily on American Red Cross Training Programs and will follow ARC standards with other programs following similar guidelines. Please register for all courses at the University Recreation Information Center. Contact us at u-rec@uwm.edu with any questions. Any CPR, First Aid, or Lifeguard Training courses that do not have adequate enrollment may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the course. Registrants will be contacted if a course is cancelled. Private courses may be arranged, please see the specific course for information.

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Adult CPR/AED & First Aid
CPR/AED and First Aid certifications are valid for two years. The scheduled courses are for adult certification only. We may schedule courses for child or infant certification based on availability and interest. Courses will be held as scheduled below.

Course Date Time
Adult CPR/AED October 4, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Adult CPR/AED November 1, 2016 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Adult CPR/AED December 6, 2016 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
First Aid* December 6, 2016 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

 

 

*Prerequisite: American Red Cross CPR/AED Course 

The CPR/AED course costs $55 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $65 for non-students/members.

The First Aid course costs $30 for UWM Students and University Recreation members or $40 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

CPR/AED and First Aid Re-certification Challenges

These challenges allow you to renew anyone with a current Red Cross CPR/AED or First Aid certifications to renew their certifications. Please indicate when you register which certifications you will be renewing.

Course Date Time
Adult CPR/AED/FIRST AID – Challenge TBD TBD
Adult CPR/AED/FIRST AID – Challenge TBD TBD

 

 

Re-certification costs $35 for UWM Students and University Recreation members or $55 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Course

“No Courses are scheduled for the Fall 2016 Semester”

Students who finish the Waterfront lifeguarding course successfully will receive 2 year certifications in: Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED. All class sessions are mandatory. Students must be 15 years old, be able to swim 550 yards without stopping, retrieve a brick from a depth of 14 feet, and tread water using only their legs for 2 minutes. These skills will be checked on the first day of class. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

The life guarding course costs $200 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $225 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 6 or more individuals (This option has been suspended for spring 2016 semester). Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

Lifeguard Review

“Scheduled Reveiw Courses have concluded for the Fall 2016 Semester”

To re-certify a Lifeguard certification the Red Cross now requires an 8 hour review course. Any currently certified Red Cross lifeguard may sign up for a review. Please indicate if you need waterfront, water-park, or the standard certification at the time of registration. Your CPR/AED and First Aid certifications will also be renewed.

The review costs $75 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $85 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 4 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

CPR-Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider

“Scheduled Courses have concluded for the Fall 2016 Semester”

The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.

The CPR-PRO course costs $75 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $95 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses. you have 4 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

PADI SCUBA
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These courses are taught through Aquatic Adventures Inc. There are many PADI courses available; some of the course work will be taught at the Brookfield store, however in-water sessions will be held at UWM Pool.

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Instructional Staff

Instructional Staff

All of our energetic staff are certified American Red Cross and PADI Instructors. The majority of our instructors have years of experience teaching CPR, lifeguard classes, swim lessons and working with children and people of all ages. With the exception of our Administrative Staff, all of our members are UWM students. Every instructor puts student learning first and will be involved with education as a lifelong profession. For additional information, please contact or stop by the University Recreation Information Center for current fee schedules and availability of classes.

Course Registration and Location

Registering for a Course

Please register for all courses at the University Recreation Information Center in the Klotsche Center and Pavilion.  Courses may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first day of the course if there is not sufficient registration.  We require a minimum of 3 participants for First Aid/CPR/AED courses and 6 for lifeguard courses.

We are not quite to the point that we can take call in or web registrations.

Location

All courses are held at the:

Klotsche Center and Pavilion
3409 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53211

Phone: 414-229-3914
Email: u-rec@uwm.edu