TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Orientation

This class offers potential lifeguard course candidates an opportunity to practice for the pre-test and improve their skills. This 45-minute class will help you perfect swimming technique and treading skills and address any questions about the course and/or the job of a lifeguard.

The pre-test includes: 2 minutes of arms-free treading, a 10lb. brick retrieval swim, as well as a 300-yd swim for the pool certification and a 550-yd swim and a 15-yd underwater swim for the waterfront certification. Successful completion of the pre-test is required for participation in the “Pool and Waterfront” lifeguard training course.

Registration is open to all ages 15 and older. Click the link below for class times and fees.

Lifeguard Certifcation Training

This American Red Cross certification course prepares entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. This blended learning course offers candidates flexibility requiring less time in the classroom setting to allow you to complete course work on your own time. Please be prepared to spend 7-10 hours to complete eLearning prior to the in-person course date in order to be eligible to attend the in-person course.

Pre-requisite swim test is required as outlined in the class link below. 100% attendance is required to be eligible to pass. Participants who successfully complete this course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Registration is open to all ages 15 and older. Click the link below for class times and fees.

Lifeguard Certification Review

Calling all current lifeguards! Get your American Red Cross certification renewed in this one-day class!

Registration is open to all ages 17 and older. Click the link below for class times and fees.

American Red Cross CPR and Babysitting Certifications

Babysitting Certification

This American Red Cross certification course offers participants an opportunity to learn how to provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, this training includes topics such as choosing age-appropriate activities, basic care, like bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.

Registration is open to all ages 11-14. Click the link below for class times and fees.

CPR and Babysitting Certification

This combined training focuses on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings. The program provides fundamental information in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children or infants. Participants who successfully complete the training will earn both CPR and babysitting certifications. For parents looking to hire a quality caregiver, this class is also an opportunity to learn about important expectations for potential sitters.

Registration is open to all ages 15 and older. Click the link below for class times and fees.

CPR / AED and First Aid

This class provides basic life-saving training including CPR, the use of an AED, and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants. The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

Registration is open to all ages 15 and older. Click the link below for class times and fees.

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