Lifeguard training

American Red Cross Certification Courses

American Red Cross

Stillwater Community Education offers a variety of American Red Cross aquatics certification courses including life guarding and water safety instructor. The American Red Cross is the most trusted training provider in the nation for aquatics courses.

Summer registration is open.
Click here to view and register for the certification courses we are currently offering. View our aquatics flier.

Water Safety Instructor (Ages 16+)
If you are at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics and Learn-to-Swim courses and presentations. It will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money or join a volunteer team while you help people learn valuable skills.  

Lifeguard Training (Ages 15+)
This course trains students in surveillance skills to help them recognize and prevent injuries, rescue skills in the water and on land, first aid training and CPR for the professional rescuer, as well as professional lifeguarding responsibilities. 

Lifeguard Review
The purpose of this course is to help participants achieve recertification in Lifeguard Training without having to take the full content course. This review course includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Water Safety Aide (Ages 12+)
This is a great place to start for those interested in teaching lessons. Students learn the skills and techniques to aid in the instruction of quality lessons. Participants work as an aide with an experienced instructor during our lesson program.

Basic Water Rescue (Ages 12+)
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. The Basic Water Rescue course does not provide participants with all the knowledge and skills needed to be certified as a lifeguard.