American Red Cross Course Descriptions
American Red Cross Lifeguard Course
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard 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 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel take over. . The course also includes training and certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Red Cross textbook Lifeguarding is included. Participants must attend all class sessions. Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 15 years old and pass a swimming pre-test given at the first class.
Class limit: 10.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Blended Course
The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participants’ progress. The blended learning delivery method of the Water Safety Instructor course is intended to be organizes so that instructor candidates alternate between progressing through the simulation learning content and the corresponding in-person session at the aquatic facility. Textbooks are included. Participants must attend all class sessions. Prerequisites: Participants must be 16 years or older, mastered skills taught in the Level 6 course and pass a pre-course skills test.
Class limit: 10.