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Look to Red Cross Aquatics courses to learn ways to be safe in, on and around water. With courses designed for people of all ages, you can learn how to swim, be a water safety instructor, even begin a career as a professional lifeguard.

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Red Cross training matters.

For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes - from the everyday to the large disaster. Join the millions we train evey year and learn the skills that can safe a life.

"Without my friend's training, I would not be here" Bre Dumke's Story

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There's a reason why more than 6.5 million people a year choose Red Cross training for First Aid/CPR, Water Safety and other skills that help save lives.

American Red Cross is the gold standard in health and safety training, delivering:

  • Comprehensive courses designed for the public, workplaces, schools, and healthcare responders
  • Curricula that's up-to-date and founded in science
  • Flexibility to train online or in classroom
  • Training that meets all OSHA guidelines as well as many other professional and regulatory standards
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