Lifeguard Class

The BHC Aquatic Center will be closed until May 12 and all classes are cancelled. 

All participants in the Lifeguard Class must be at least 15 years old.

On the first day, you will be expected to swim 300 yards face in water (12 lengths, varying between front crawl and breaststroke), as well as retrieve a diving brick from the deep end using a feet-first surface dive then swim 20 yards with the brick.

You must be able to swim with your head and eyes in the water without goggles. If you cannot complete this, you cannot continue the class.

Classes will meet at the Aquatic Center in Building 3 on the first day. We will be in the water. Please bring swimsuits and towels each day. We will also meet in Room 205 in Building 3.

Cost is $200. Questions? Call 309-796-5603.

Wed, Apr. 15 Pool and Room 205 4 – 8 p.m. Pretest, Professional
Lifeguard, Injuries, Prevention
Thu, Apr. 16 Pool and Room 205 5 – 9 p.m. Patron Surveillance,
Emergency Preparation
Sat, Apr. 18 Pool and Room 205 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Bring a lunch) Rescue Skills I,
Before Providing Care
Sun, Apr. 19 Pool and Room 205 12:30 – 3 p.m. Rescue Skills II, Breathing & Cardiac Emergencies
Thu, Apr. 23 Pool and Room 205 5 – 9 p.m. CPR , CPR II, First Aid
Sat, Apr. 25 Pool and Room 205 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Bring a lunch) Spinal Injuries I & II,

Final Exam

To register please call 309-796-5601 or email

Registration temporarily closed.