• Aquatic Examiner Service from the American Red Cross

    Partner With the Leader in Aquatic and Safety Training.

    Our Aquatic Examiner Service (AES) Client Facility Program is designed to:

    • Develop goals to improve operations, training and performance
    • Increase lifeguard accountability, attention to safety, professionalism, and pride
    • Reinforce and strengthen the lifeguard’s emergency response skills
    • Maintain high lifeguarding operational standards

    The AES program starts with the Annual Lifeguarding Operations
    Assessment and an evaluation of the lifeguards performance to
    understand your safety and lifeguarding operations.
    You’ll then receive a comprehensive, objective evaluation based on
    American Red Cross Lifeguarding program standards—100 + years
    of science-driven, evidence-based course content and educational
    design. Included will be the recommendations and resources needed
    to help you achieve and maintain those facility improvements.

    Aquatic Examiners may also conduct a pre-arranged
    number of unannounced visits to continue to evaluate the performance of
    lifeguards and lifeguarding operations. Team skills scenarios
    test the ability of the staff to perform and give the opportunity to
    learn how to improve with immediate remediation, if needed.

    Benefits of choosing the Red Cross as your provider:

    • Evaluation done by a Professional Aquatic Examiner staff
    • Employs an educational approach rather than a “gotcha” system
    • Receive high quality training focused on your specific needs, and only the services that you need
    • Do business with the gold standard in the aquatics industry for over 100 years

    Please complete the form below and a Red Cross Aquatics Representative will contact you shortly.

    Aquatic Examiner Service Components Include:

    Assessment and Report Includes:
    • Policies and procedures
    • Maintenance/Safety of rescue supplies
    • Review of lifeguard certification and in-service records
    • Emergency action plans
    • Commendations and goals for improvement
    Unannounced Site Visit Includes:
    • Video clips of on-duty lifeguards performing surveillance
    • 2 skills scenarios and evaluation
    • Brief lifeguarding operations check (records, training records, equipment, signage, etc.)
    • Results report including video footage
    Optional Add-On Components:
    • In-Service Trainings
    • Lifeguarding Instructors and/or Lead Management staff
    • Lifeguards
    • Aquatic Emergency Action Plan Drills
    • Team First Aid Drills
    • Tests preparedness and First Aid/CPR/AED skills of non-aquatic responders
    • Essential for facilities that include dry land support staff in the Emergency Action Plan (ex. cashiers, snack bar, supervisory staff, maintenance, etc.)
    Select Flexible Options That Work for Your Organization
    • Single site/Single pool
    • Multi site/Multi pool
    • Water park