Swimming and Water Safety

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Get Started For 100 years, the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program has been helping Americans to enjoy the water safely. Drowning prevention and water safety are essential elements of our program, with personal water safety knowledge and skills integrated into every course
and level.


The Program Courses Include:
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Parent and Child Aquatics (2 levels)
  • Preschool Aquatics (3 levels)
  • Learn-to-Swim (6 levels)
  • NEW! Adult Swim (3 options)
  • NEW! Private Swim Lessons
  • Longfellow's WHALE Tales
  • Water Safety Courses and Presentations

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Program Highlights:
  • New blended online/in-person option for Water Safety Instructor course with simulation learning
  • New Learn-to-Swim courses added for teens and adults
  • Refreshed Longfellow's WHALE Tales with updated lesson plans
  • Swim App


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Current Red Cross instructors

To get started teaching this program, visit the Swimming and Water Safety Program Page on Instructor's Corner. (Login to Instructor's Corner is required)



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