What we offer:

Lifeguard Certification Course

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Registration Deadline: April 24th

Course Dates/Times:
May 5th & 6th (4p-10p)
May 7th (9a-9p)(or until finished)


MSSU Employees/Students: $200
Community: $225

This class will cover the American Red Cross Lifeguarding skills for certification.

  • Enrollees will participate in:
    -blended-learning through both on-line (prior to class start date) and classroom instruction (land & water)
    -skills tests
    -written exams
  • This course is open to the community, so please feel free to share this information.
  • Prices include access to required text(s), resuscitation mask, and certification verification.

  • (Click picture for online manual.)
  • Enrollees must pass a pre-test to participate. Pre-test will be held the first day of class.
  • Participants must attend all classes.
  • If special accommodations are needed for this course, please call 417-625-9533.
  • Lunch & dinner breaks will be taken on Saturday & Sunday
  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age and able to pass the prerequisite swim tests which include:
  • A 300-yards non-stop swim (demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing)(freestyle, breaststroke, or a combination of both)(no time limit)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hands must be placed in underarms)
  • Starting in water, swim out 20-yards; retrieve a 10-lb rubber brick from 7'-10'; swim back to starting point with both hands holding brick; place brick on deck; climb out of pool without using the ladder or steps (1:45 time limit)