Other Aquatic Classes


Aquatic Training & Consulting Services has instructors certified to teach any aquatic related American Red Cross course. While many of these classes may not appear on the schedule, please call to find out schedules and express interest.

The Red Cross has developed four stand-alone courses to meet the needs of varying aquatic environments:

                            • Lifeguard Training – for traditional facilities and pools (see the Lifeguard Training page for information)
                            • Waterfront Lifeguarding – for non-surf, open-water environments such as lakes, rivers, as well as traditional pools
                            • Waterpark Lifeguarding – for waterpark environments, multi-attraction facilities and traditional pools
                            • Shallow Water Attendant – for facilities with water attractions up to 4 feet deep such as catch basins at the foot of slides, winding rivers and kiddie pools


In addition, American Red Cross has developed the following aquatic related programs:

Safety Training for Swim Coaches or Sport Safety Training with CPR-Adult & Child
The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment to adult and child athletes while they are participating in sports and, in an emergency, to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives.

Lifeguarding Instructor
The purpose of the Lifeguarding Instructor course is to train candidates to teach Lifeguard Training (includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid), Administering Emergency Oxygen, Preventing Disease Transmission, and Basic Water Rescue. The training prepares instructor candidates by developing their understanding of how to use course materials, conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Fundamentals of Instructor Training is a pre-requisite.

Water Safety Instructor
The goal of the Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach Preschool Programs, six levels of the Learn to Swim Program, Basic Water Rescue course, Parent & Child Aquatics program, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches course. Minimum age is 16 years old. The course is approximately 30 hours long. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Instructor Training

Lay Responder First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor Course
The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Program courses and modules. Pre-requisite: current Fundamentals of Instructor Training and student must be 16 years old before the last scheduled ay of the course. This course includes a pre-course session. Instructor candidates must pass the pre-course to enter the instructor course. We recommend you complete a First Aid and CPR/AED course before you attend the pre-course session. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Learn to Swim Programs
These classes train soon-to-be swimmers of all ages to become proficient in their swimming skills.  We have classes for all ability levels forming regularly.  Adult classes are separate from the children classes.

Course Documents

Policies and Procedures
Consent Form
On-Site Pool Operator Training