Certifications & Training

The O’Connor Recreation Center offers several certification and training options.

Certifications and Training

CPR/AED for Adults

Upon successful completion of the this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Adults certification, which is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Upcoming Courses

No courses are scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date.

CPR/AED for Adults and Standard First Aid

Upon successful completion of the this course participants will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Adults and Standard First Aid certification, which is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Upcoming Courses

American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED- Monday, April 24th 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Location: O’Connor Recreation Center- Men’s Team Meeting Room

Cost: Members $75 Non-members $90

Lifeguard Certification Course

Upon completion of this course participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED for Lifeguards certification, which is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Cost

This course is $225 for Recreation Center members and $250 for non-members.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (candidates should place their hands under the armpits).
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Upcoming Courses

No courses are scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Lifeguard Recertification Course

This is a course for individuals who are renewing their certification. The purpose of the recertification review is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. Upon completion of this course participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards certification, which is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Cost

This course is $75 for Recreation Center members and $100 for non-members.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (candidates should place their hands under the armpits).
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Upcoming Courses

No courses are scheduled at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Personal Training Course

Have you made a big improvement in your health through exercise? Do you love working out? Do you have a passion for helping others? It sounds like you’d make a great personal trainer! Let us help you. Through our personal training course, we’ll provide valuable hands-on experience and help you prepare for the American Council on Exercise certification exam.

Upcoming Courses

Intersession 2017: Class will meet in the Rec Center for 3 weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:15-8:30pm and Sundays from 8-10am. Class begins on January 10th and ends on January 29th. If you are interested in receiving more information about the personal training course, please contact Jackie Lebeau, Assistant Director for Fitness, at 410-516-4413 or jackie.lebeau@jhu.edu.

Cost

$250 for Johns Hopkins students & Rec members. $334 for for all others. The fee includes your textbooks, over 20 hours of instruction, and 6 hours of personalized training in the weight room.

Private Swim Lessons

Our private swim lessons are designed to fit the individual needs of you or your child. All of our instructors are certified by the American Red Cross as Water Safety Instructors. Our instructors will develop a specialized program for you or your child based on the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program, which includes introduction to water skills; fundamental aquatic skills; stroke development; and stroke improvement.

Cost

Lessons are $15/half-hour session/person. Buddy lessons are available for $25/half-hour session/2 participants.

Dates/Times

Lessons are offered throughout the year and are based on your schedule and the instructor’s availability.

Please note: Due to increased participation and limited instructors, there may be a 1-2 week waiting period for swim lessons.

For more on private swim lessons, please email jhuswimlessons@gmail.com.

Registration

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Registration and payment can be made in-person at the Recreation Office or over the phone at 410-516-5229. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m..
  • Only credit card payment will be accepted over the phone.
  • All fees are due at the time of registration.
  • Course fees include all materials and certification cards. Certification cards will be mailed to participants upon arrival (approximately 2 weeks after the course ends).

General Information

  • Attendance is required on all dates and times of the course. Any absences will result in participant’s failure of that course. Make-up dates will not be offered. Refunds will not be issued for absences.
  • Cancellations with at least two weeks notice of the first day of the course will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the class start date.
  • Any dates/times canceled by the department will be rescheduled.
  • Participants who fail the pretest portion of any course you will not receive a refund for the course.