We Teach Red Cross

ARC_ButtonLogoIn the United States, no training agency is more highly respected than the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has exceptional course outlines, materials, and programs for first aid/CPR, lifeguard training, and water safety. Water Safety Guy is a proud Licensed Training Provider of the American Red Cross courses and programs on this page.

 

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First Aid/CPR Courses

All Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses are now valid for 2 years.

Lifeguarding Courses

Lifeguarding courses are now valid for 2 years, except for Waterfront Skills and Waterpark Skills, which have no validity unless accompanied by a valid Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate. (Click to see current Lifeguarding courses scheduled in So Cal by Water Safety Guy.)

  • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED – This course is now a single unit made up of the four components in the course title. When Lifeguarding is taught, none of the components can be eliminated. Both full course and recertification options are available in blended-learning and all-classroom formats.
  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED – This is a Lifeguarding course for pools 5 feet deep or less. As with Lifeguarding, both full course and recertification options are available in blended-learning and all-classroom formats.
  • Waterfront Skills – The certificate from this course is only valid with a current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate.
  • Waterpark Skills – The certificate from this course is only valid with a current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate.

Water Safety Courses

Many Red Cross water safety courses are required for adoptive/foster parents, day care workers, preschool teachers, camp counselors, physical education teachers, swimming coaches, aquatic therapists, public safety personnel, and others in California, Florida, Georgia, and many other states.

  • Water Safety Today – This 2-hour presentation gives a comprehensive water orientation for parents, adoptive/foster parents, caregivers/guardians, day care workers, etc.
  • Basic Water Rescue – This 4-hour course gives water safety information and water rescue procedures for nonlifeguards. While this course requires some practice in the water, it does not require swimming ability. This course is great for public safety personnel, PE teachers, aquatic therapists, etc.
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches - A 6-hour blended learning course for USA- and YMCA-affiliated swimming coaches.

Instructor-Level Courses

We can take you through the Red Cross instructor process in the following areas. For most instructor courses, you usually must hold a current certification in the corresponding basic-level course (or, in some cases, be able to show skills equal to the basic-level certification).

Click the links to check for upcoming LGI and WSI courses in Southern California.