• Lifeguard Training in Omaha

    When you earn your lifeguard certification in Omaha from the American Red Cross, you'll be well prepared to provide guidance and care for anyone spending time in, on, or around the water, including children, teens and adults. Our comprehensive training includes both lecture, and scenario-based, hands-on training, so you'll have the opportunity to practice and perfect your skills before taking your certification exam.

    Whether you hope to land a seasonal job at a waterpark or a pool with attractions, or you just want to expand your skills, the Red Cross can help. When you enroll in our Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, you'll learn the unique set of skills needed to provide lifeguarding services at a facility with a maximum water depth of 3 feet. Learn more about how our Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding class in Omaha can help you keep everyone safe at a variety of facilities.

    When you enroll in one of our Shallow Water Lifeguarding classes in Omaha, you'll gain the skills necessary for working as a lifeguard at an aquatic facility with a maximum water depth of 5 feet – and you can expand your career options. Courses are available in person or via our blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. Find a class in your area that suits your schedule and your learning style – and earn the certification you need.

    Our Small Craft Safety class is designed for those who work with youth organizations that host outdoor activities. Like our Omaha lifeguard training courses, this class includes information on basic water rescue, but it also covers a variety of topics specific to small craft users, like self-rescue, accident prevention, planning excursions, supervision and emergency preparation and response. Although this class addresses water-based activities, in-water skills sessions are not included in the course. Instead, participants should plan to receive in-person skills training as part of an environment-specific training session with their employer. For more information or to enroll in class, check your local course schedule.

    Note: All class participants should be comfortable handling canoes and kayaks.

    Because swimming is something that many people can do throughout their lives, regardless of age, a swim instructor has the power to positively impact people's lives in meaningful ways. If teaching others to swim safely, efficiently, and with joy is something you're passionate about, then our Aquatics Instructor training program may be the perfect fit. Throughout class you'll learn how to teach Parent & Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3, and Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6, as well as three adult courses, Basic Water Rescue, Personal Water Safety, and more. For additional information on our Aquatics Instructor training program, as well as our Omaha lifeguard certification classes, browse the courses available in your area.

    At the Red Cross, we believe that all of our courses – from our Omaha lifeguard certification classes to our babysitting courses – should be based in the latest proven science and held to the highest standards. To ensure that we meet our own high expectations and empower those taking our classes with the latest knowledge and skills, all of our courses are developed by experts in the industry. In addition, class materials and other course information are reviewed and approved by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts in emergency medicine, sports medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency preparedness, disaster mobilization and other public health and safety fields. Once a course has been approved, our local Red Cross instructors work to ensure that all of our students understand the materials and techniques taught in class – so that we can all work together to make our communities safer and healthier for everyone.

    At the Red Cross, we not only make it easy to enroll in our Omaha lifeguard training program, but we also make it easy to keep track of your certification once it's complete. With Red Cross Digital Certificates, you can simply login to see all of your certificates at once, or, if you need to send them to an employer or volunteer organization, you can deliver them via a unique URL or QR code. This way, you won't have to keep a printed copy in your files at home, and they can be accessed anytime, from virtually anywhere.