Aquatics

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American Red Cross teaches people of all ages and various abilities how to swim and be safe around the water. Our courses combine the best in swim instruction with a strong emphasis on drowning prevention and water safety. We also provide comprehensive training for lifeguards, instructors and aquatic facility management to help protect aquatic facility patrons.

Description of Classes

  • Learn to swim - The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program provides instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience. Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in, on and around the water.
  • Lifeguard training - Comprehensive training for individuals 15 and over who wish to lifeguard at a swimming pool, lake or beach. Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certification.
  • Lifeguard instructor - Trains participants to teach Red Cross Lifeguard programs. Prerequisite: Candidates must be at least 17-years-old and hold a current lifeguard certificate.
  • Water safety instructor - Learn to teach various Red Cross Water Safety programs (learn to Swim, Basic Water Safety). Candidates must be at least 16 years old.

Looking for a class?

Lifeguarding, Learn-to-Swim, and Water Safety courses are offered by local aquatic facilities. Call your local aquatic facility —such as your local parks and recreation department—to find training in your area, and be sure to ask if it is Red Cross training! Here is a list of facilities in our region:

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YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity

Rocky Run YMCA
1299 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
(610) 627-9622

Roxborough YMCA
7201 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 482-3900

West Philadelphia YMCA
5120 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 476-2700

Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County
Lansdowne YMCA Lansdowne, PA 19050
(610) 259-1661

Ridley Area YMCA
900 South Avenue
Secane, PA 19018
(610) 544-1080

Lower Bucks Family YMCA
Fairless Hills Branch
601 S. Oxford Valley Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
(215) 949-3400

Central Bucks Family YMCA
2500 Lower State Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-8131

Plymouth Township
Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 277-4312

North Penn YMCA
Lansdale Branch
608 E Main St
Lansdale, PA 19446-2936
(215) 368-1601

Indian Valley Branch
890 Maple Avenue
Harleysville, PA 19438
(215) 723-3569

--------------------------------- Water Safety Instructor ------------------------ Plymouth Township
Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 277-4312


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Plymouth Township
Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 277-4312

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1587
(215) 683-3600