Red Cross Trainings

A female lifeguard performing CPR on a mannequin

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training & Administering Emergency Oxygen
(Ages 15 & Up) 

This lifeguard course is a blended course which requires a combination of online learning and in person skills. Online learning must be completed prior to first day of class and the completion page must be presented to the instructor. Skills and knowledge necessary to respond to aquatic emergencies are covered, including first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. Students who pass the class receive a certificate valid for two years.

  • Students must be at least 15 years old before course completion (no exceptions). 
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breaststroke; swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet, retrieve 10 pound brick, surface and then swim 20 yards back to starting point and exit the water without use of ladder or stairs; tread water two minutes.
  • Instructor: Robin Cousins
  • Location: Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex
  • Min/Max: 5/20
  • Register online or in person
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEE
Sa/Su/M/TuNov 23-269am-4pm$310/$335
Th/F/Sa/SuJan 2-59am-4pm$310/$335
M/Tu/W/Th/FMar 23-279am-4pm$310/$335

Water Safety Instructor Training (Ages 16 &)

This Water Safety Instructor course is a blended course which requires a combination of online learning and in person skills. You will learn how to teach the American Red Cross swimming and water safety programs (Parent and Child, Learn-to-Swim and Water Safety). Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. An additional fee of $37 is payable to the American Red Cross prior to the start of class.

  • Instructor: Robin Cousins
  • Location: Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex
  • Min/Max: 2/6
  • Register online or in person

Prerequisites: 

  1. Complete the mandatory sections American Red Cross web-based preliminary course prior to the first day of class (information will be provided) 
  2. Pass a skill screening to include stroke proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and basic butterfly stroke mechanics. 
  3. Be at least 16 years old by the last day of class (no exceptions). 
DAYDATETIMER/NR FEE
Th/F/Sa/SuJan 2-59am-6pm$300/$320