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American Red Cross Classes

Babysitting Bootcamp

March 27 & 28
March 29 & 30
May 30 & 31
June 1 & 2

This two-day class for 11 - 15 year old participants includes all of the skills and information covered in the American Red Cross Babysitting Class, plus First Aid & CPR. This fun and interactive training includes lively discussions and real life problem-solving skills, how to handle emergencies or illnesses, basic care-giving skills, how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, and how to handle bedtime and discipline issues effectively.
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Parks & Recreation
Cost: $120/participant per 2-day class

CPR & First Aid Training - Blended Learning

April 8
May 13

This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. You will learn how to recognize and treat the following conditions and emergencies: unconsciousness, broken bones, head, neck, and back injuries, stroke, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting, poisoning, recognizing signals of heart attack, and more. Participants must be 11 years or older.
The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 3 hours to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Please bring this digital certificate to the classroom skills portion of the class.
Time: 9 - 11am
Location: Parks & Recreation AP Room
Cost: $75/participant per 1-day class

Lifeguard Training 

May 5 & 12 @ 4 - 7pm and May 6 & 13  @ 7am - 3pm

Provides entry-level participants the know and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certification for oxygen administration, valid for 1 year and Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years. Participants must be 15 years or older and meet prerequisites. Please note: no refunds after registration deadline.
Location: WPR Pool
Cost: $180/participant per 4-day session (*If you are hired on with us as a Lifeguard, we will reimburse the $180 fee after 150 hours of work!)

Lifeguard Training Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Swim 300 yards continuously; freestyle or breaststroke.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
  • Complete the following event in 1 minute & 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, then exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Completed American Red Cross online coursework: Once you register for this class, you'll receive an email from the instructor with links and login information. You must complete the online portion (approximately 20 hours) of this class before the first classroom meeting.