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We are pleased to now offer safety classes for people interesting in becoming a lifeguard for the first time or existing lifeguards who require re-certification. Click the title of the course to learn more.
Fall 2019- Spring 2020 Class Dates
|Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020|
Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)
|September 27-29||January 10-12||April 10-12|
|Lifeguard Re-certification Course||October 6||March 1||
|Lifeguard Training Course||N/A||
|CPR – Professional Rescuer & First Aid||October 23-27||N/A||May 3|
Meet the Aquatics Coordinator
Richelle Williams joined the Campus Recreation Services team this summer as our new Aquatics Coordinator and Youth Programming Advisor with years of experience in the field. She comes to Bellingham after serving as an Aquatics Coordinator at American University in Washington, D.C.
After swimming competitively, teaching swim lessons, coaching swim team, and lifeguarding from the youngest age allowed, it was a natural fit for Richelle to work in aquatics professionally. During her undergraduate studies at Portland State University, Richelle realized her true passion was student development within the Campus Recreation field. Fun Fact: Richelle loves the Vancouver Canucks.
Certifications: Water Safety Instructor/Trainer, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor, Water Front Lifeguard, CPR-PRO/First Aid/AED Certified, Pool Operator, USMS Coaching Level 1 & 2.
Contact: If you have any questions or comments about our pool or aquatics programming, contact Richelle by email at Richelle.Harvey@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-4094.