Contact Information

Swim Center

Physical Address
1040 Rayburn Dr.
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7518

Aquatic Manager
Dan Lawson
(208) 885-0268

USS Offices

Office Address
875 Perimeter Dr. MS2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

Director's Office
Rob Anderson
(208) 885-7353

Campus Events
Aaron Mayhugh
(208) 885-0578

Events Technical Coordinator
Chris Riddlemoser
(208) 885-0302

Equipment Rentals Coordinator
Ryan Watson
(208) 885-7929

Cheryl Gardner
(208) 885-0303

Kibbie Dome

Physical Address
1000 Stadium Drive  
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

(208) 885-6394

Athletic Events Manager
KC Sheffler
(208) 885-2101

Assistant Manager
Kelly McGahan
(208) 885-5000

Joe Hunt
(208) 885-9262

Memorial Gym

Physical Address
1001 University Ave.
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

Memorial Gym Cage
(208) 885-6108

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course - Full Course

Next Course 2015

  • Friday April 24, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday May 4 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $250

Registration opens March 30, 2015


Learn to lifeguard! This course teaches the duties and responsibilities of lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a professional manner. Certifies participant as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Includes certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, Oxygen Administration, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.


  • Minimum age of 15
  • Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl stroke, 100 yards of breaststroke and 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of both. All 300 yards must use rhythmic breathing with your face in the water and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to surface, and swim back to starting point with the object in 1 minute and 40 seconds. When returning to the starting point, you must hold the 10 lb. object with both hands and keep your face above water.

Minimum Class Size

A minimum of 6 participants is required to conduct a class.


All participants must download, print and sign this waiver prior to the first class.

Class Refund and Cancellation Policy

Private Lessons must be cancelled with 24 hours notice. Private lesson cancellations will not qualify for a refund or reschedule date when cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Refunds are subject to a $5 administration charge for all refunded private lessons.

Group lessons and Lifeguard Re-certification classes are subject to a $25 refund administration charge if patron cancels or chooses not to participate within 48 hours of the start of the first day of lessons.

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes are subject to a $50 refund administration charge if patron cancels or chooses not to participate within 48 hours of the start of the first day of class.

The University of Idaho Swim Center also reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or lack of instructor. Participants of the Swim Center cancelled classes will be refunded the full amount of their payment.

Swim Passes

Everyone entering the Swim Center for lap and open swim periods must present proof of user fees by showing a receipt, valid Swim Center Pass or valid Vandal Card.

Reserve the Swim Center now for your special event online or by calling the Aquatic Manager, Dan Lawson at 208-885-0268. More