American Red Cross Training and Certifications 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 
Ages 15 Yrs+  

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This class will certify the participant in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration, and Bloodborne Pathogen Training. The Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR-PR, and Oxygen Administration are two year certifications and the Bloodborne Pathogen certification must be renewed each year.

In order to participate in this class you must pass a pre-course which consists of a 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke, tread water for two minutes using only your legs, and a timed event which includes swimming 20 yards, picking up a 10 lb brick from the bottom of 7-10 feet of water and swimming it back to the side keeping both hands on the brick. The participant MUST attend all class sessions in order to pass.

February 9-19 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon & Wed, 5-9 PM  | Register
July 7-10 | Tues-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM | Register

Blended Course
January 2-5 | Thurs, Fri, Sun, 8 AM-5 PM | Register
March 17-20 | Tues-Thurs, 8 AM-5 PM | Register
April 19-26 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon & Wed, 5-9 PM | Register
May 18-27 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon & Wed, 5-9 PM | Register
June 1-3 | Mon-Wed, 8-5 PM | Register
August 11-13 | Tues-Thurs, 8 AM-5 PM | Register
October 18-21 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon-Wed, 5-9 PM | Register
November 22-24 | Sun-Tues, 8 AM-5 PM | Register

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review (Recertification)
Ages 15 Yrs+   

This class will re-certify the participant in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration, and Bloodborne Pathogen Training. The Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR-PR, and Oxygen Administration are two year certifications and the Bloodborne Pathogen certification must be renewed each year.

In order to participate in this class you must pass a pre-course which consists of a 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke, tread water for two minutes using only your legs, and a timed event which includes swimming 20 yards, picking up a 10 lb brick from the bottom of 7-10 feet of water and swimming it back to the side keeping both hands on the brick. The participant MUST attend all class sessions in order to pass. ALL JCC LIFEGUARDS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVERY YEAR.

December 5-8 | Sun & Thurs, 8 AM-6 PM | Register
January 26-27 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 5-9 PM | Register
March 15-16 | Sun. 8 AM-6 PM, Mon 8 AM-12 PM | Register
April 5-6 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 5-9 PM | Register
May 3-4 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 5-9 PM | Register
June 1-2 | Mon, 8 AM-6 PM, Tues, 8 AM-12 PM | Register
July 30-31 | Thurs, 8 AM-6 PM, Fri, 8 AM-12 PM | Register
August 16-17 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 8 AM-12 PM | Register
November 1-2 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 5-9 PM | Register
December 13-14 | Sun, 8 AM-6 PM, Mon, 5-9 PM | Register

American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches In-Water Skills

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches course is to teach those involved in competitive swimming, including coaches, officials, athletic trainers and aquatic exercise trainers, how to help maintain a safe and comfortable environment for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land. In order to participate in this class, you must be at least 15 years of age, be comfortable in chest deep water, and have completed the online Safety Training for Swim Coach's Course with the American Red Cross. 

April 3 | Fri, 10 AM-2 PM
May 22 | Fri, 10 AM-2 PM
September 13 | Sun, 10 AM-2 PM
October 12 | Mon, 10 AM-2 PM 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
Ages 16 Yrs+  

The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn -to- Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.

In order to participate in this class you must pass a pre-course which consists of performing the following swimming skills to a Level 4 ability: 25 yards of Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Sidestroke. 15 yards of Butterfly, maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling), and tread water for 1 minute. The participant MUST attend all class sessions in order to pass.


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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course
Ages 17+

Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens classes. This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. Candidates must be currently certified as a lifeguard.

In order to participate in this class you must pass the Prerequisite Swimming Skills Evaluation (which is the same as the one in a basic lifeguarding class) and prerequisite Rescue Skill Scenarios Evaluation (each candidate completes four rescue scenarios).

*There is a $37 non-refundable American Red Cross fee for the online pre-course.

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American Red Cross Babysitters Course
Ages 11 Yrs+  

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Babysitters Course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Training in Pediatric CPR and First Aid is offered for additional $25 fee.

January 6 | Mon, 8 AM-5 PM | Register
February 17 | Mon, 8 AM-5 PM
June 25 | Thurs, 8 AM-5 PM
October 12 | Mon, 8 AM-5 PM
December 21, 2020 | Mon, 8 AM-5 PM

American Red Cross Babysitters Course With Basic Water Rescue

June 25-26 | Thurs, 8 AM-5 PM, Fri, 9 AM-3 PM

American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue Certification

The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies. This course also prepares individuals for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others.

June 25 | Fri, 9 AM-3 PM 

For more information on any of these courses, contact Heather Brands, Aquatics Manager, at heather.brands@shalomaustin.org.