Month: March 2023

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course

Register today for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, a three-day intensive training course located at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool. The certification includes Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications and all training materials.

All participants must be 15 years of age or older by the first date of the course (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes and complete a timed event in which participants retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim 20 yards with the object.

Online training prerequisites must be completed by the first day of classroom instruction. The instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions. Class size is limited.

Class Dates: April 14-16


  • Friday, April 14, 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 15, 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, April 16, 8:00am-6:00pm

Registration closes April 6 at 11:59 p.m. Cost is $200 per participant. Discounts are available to those who apply and are accepted to work at the SDC Pool! Contact Annie Bengry, Aquatics Manager, for more information.

For more information visit Michigan Tech Recreation’s Lifeguard Certification page.

Michigan Tech Rec Indoor Triathlon

You don’t have to win, you just have to TRI! Michigan Tech Recreation is hosting an indoor triathlon for MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month)! Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, indoor triathlons challenge competitors to race the greatest distance within a fixed time frame. Beginners and seasoned athletes are welcome to participate in the 10-minute swim, 15-minute bike, and 10-minute run! Transition time is provided between events. Event capacity is limited.


Wednesday, April 5, 7:00pm


SDC Pool and Multipurpose Room


Open to MTU students and SDC Access Pass Holders (minimum 1-month) with a valid MTU student ID or SDC Access Pass. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

No cost to participate, but you must register!

Registration opens: March 16, 2023 at 8:00am EST

Registration closes: March 30, 2023, 11:59pm EST