Most summertime fun starts with water. Whether swimming, boating, or going to a water park, everyone should know the basics of water safety. The Red Cross offers courses for personal safety and swimming for all ages, safety in small water craft, and courses leading to certification in lifeguarding. The best part about taking a Red Cross Course is that while you are learning you are also helping the Red Cross’ mission to provide compassionate care to those in need. So if you are learning to swim, learning to play safe, or learning to save lives, you can ensure that your dollars go farther with the Red Cross.
The Red Cross has a long history of promoting water safety through local swimming lessons and awareness and education of safety needs around pools and open water.
For the past century, the American Red Cross has helped millions of people learn to swim and be water smart. To honor our 100 years of water safety we launched the Centennial Campaign – a multi-year action to lower drowning rates by 50% in 50 local communities where those rates exceed the national average.
American Red Cross aquatics programs are offered throughout the country. Your local Red Cross aquatics representative can answer any questions you may have.