Red Cross Aquatic Education & Examiner Services for Organizations
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Aquatic & Water Safety Courses and Services
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Flexible Training Options for Aquatic & Water Safety
We can customize the perfect solution for you.
Online learning taken anywhere/anytime followed by a skills session.
Entire in-person course taught by an experienced instructor.
Shorter courses to demonstrate skills competency.
Self-paced online learning and development courses.
Feel Confident in Evidence-based Science
Behind every American Red Cross training program stands a team of experts, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, ensuring what is taught is based on the latest and best in emergency science.
The Scientific Advisory Council work includes:
- Circle of Drowning Prevention
- Definition of Water Competency
- In-Water Resuscitation
- Jellyfish Stings
- Lightning Safety for Pools
- Minimum Age for Swimming Lessons
- Voluntary Hyperventilation Preceding Underwater Swimming (Hypoxic Blackout)
- Water Temperature for Aquatics
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Save a Life University
Recommended Training Products for Aquatic Facilities
Jaw Thrust AED, CPR & BLS Manikin Instructor Starter Kit
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual
Water Safety Instructor Candidate Kit
Disposable BVM (Bag Valve Mask) Adult Size
Drowning Prevention Education and Resources
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children. Together we can change that. What is your community’s level of water competency? Would they be able to make a difference like the two friends in this video who put their lifeguard training into action?
Celebrating 100 Years of Water Safety
The Red Cross Centennial Campaign helps millions of kids, teens and adults learn how to swim and become lifeguards and instructors so that the water can be a safer place for everyone. Join us as we champion water safety for the next 100 Years.