Count on the American Red Cross for the best training on how to be safe in, on and around the water! The American Red Cross has been the leader in swimming and lifeguarding since 1914. Now the tradition continues with an exciting new collection of courses designed to make learning easier and to help you benefit from the latest research on instructional techniques.
Visit the Local Authorized Providers page to find local authorized providers for American Red Cross aquatic courses.
For the past 100 years, we’ve been helping millions of kids, teens and adults learn how to swim and become lifeguards and instructors. So the water can be a safer place for everyone.
Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water.
The training prepares instructor candidates by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials and methods, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress.
Are you at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer? This approximately 30-hour course will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills.
Aquatic leaders are individuals that can deliver water safety presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Programs.
The American Red Cross offers a number of courses in which the objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water. Our Learn-to-Swim programs are the most comprehensive and effective programs of their kind available anywhere.
Designed to help increase safety wherever and whenever water sports are enjoyed, American Red Cross Water Safety Today teaches easy-to-remember safety tips for pools, spas, water parks, lakes, rivers, oceans and more.
Designed for youth ages 11 to 14, American Red Cross GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow™ provides a foundation of lifeguarding and life skills.