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Aquatics Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is the industry standard for Lifeguard training. The program includes training for Lifeguards in controlled water (pool) environments and includes certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR Professional for Lifeguards, and First Aid for Lifeguards (all included in this course). Charlotte Safety Trainings presentation of the course places an emphasis on PREVENTATIVE Lifeguarding through communication and surveillance. In addition to teaching candidates how to prevent and respond to Aquatic emergencies, our American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program is also a great way for candidates to gain knowledge about Leadership and Responsibility, a LIFELONG gift - especially for young adults just getting their first job. Additional Waterpark/ Waterfront/ Shallow Water Attendant modules are available (call or email for more information on those modules). Please reference the course Description and FAQ link below for specific information on prerequisites and course length (Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the course). Private instruction available, although a minimum number of participants may be required. For information on Blended Learning (partial online) Lifeguard Courses please call or email. TO REGISTER, CLICK THE REGISTRATION TAB, OR CLICK HERE.  A minimum $75 deposit is required to register for this course.  You may also register by phone (704) 281-4986.

Course Fees: $225- $265 (see schedule for exact pricing) CHRISTMAS 2016 LG CLASSES NOW $235!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course (link)

The American Red Cross Lifeguard recertification course is for those who are currently certified Lifeguards (certifications MUST be current). The course consists of 2 modules, both of which are required for those wanting to re-certify their Lifeguarding certificate. Additional information about this course is listed on the Lifeguard Recertification course schedule.  A minimum $75 deposit is required to register for this course.

Course Fees: $165

Registration Instructions and Form for Lifeguard Programs

There are two ways to register for any Aquatics Course: 1 - Print and mail the registration form along with the required deposit or full payment for your particular course. 2- Register online - visit our REGISTRATION page of this website. Please follow registration instructions carefully (additional instructions, including deposit amounts are listed on the registration form). Please allow 2 business days for mail sent within the Charlotte area to reach the office. All registrations will be confirmed by email once they have been received and processed.  

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course provides training for becoming a certified Lifeguard Instructor and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor. Candidates must have prior experience as an American Red Cross Lifeguard or equivalent program (certifications must be up to date). For additional information on this course, including course prerequisites and completion requirements click the course description and FAQ link below. This course can be taught on your site as a private course to fit your staff needs. On-site LGI Training also includes a free consulting session. ***NEW for 2013 - Our Lifeguard Instructor Course can be conducted during any of our regular scheduled Lifeguard Training courses (all eligible Lifeguard courses will be listed as LGI available next to the Instructor name). If you want to become a Lifeguard Instructor, and you meet the minimum prerequisite requirements, visit our Lifeguard Course Schedule page and choose a LG course that works for you. If you chose this option, please call Brian Coffey for verification that the course dates you choose are eligible for this option.***  L.G.I Candidates MUST have a good working knowledge of the Lifeguard Program to successfully complete the Lifeguard Instructor Course.  This program is not designed to teach candidates any part of the lifeguard program.  This program is designed to teach candidates how to present the information using Red Cross guidelines and all course information including the Instructors Manual, Instructors Corner, Lifeguard DVD's and Videos, and all additional resources at your disposal.  When registering for LGI, please put the applicable Lifeguard Course Code (ex - CCS LG2 2014) and add LGI to it (example - CCS LG2 2014 LGI).   A minimum $100 deposit is required to register for this course.

Course Fees: $385 (does not include $35 online session fee)
  • Please reference the Lifeguard Course schedules for LGI Course dates. You may choose any Lifeguard course conducted at the CCS Swim & Tennis Center or the YWCA Central Carolinas for LGI instruction. Please email or call to confirm availability before registering. Enrollment is limited, and early registration is required.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Program is for those who want to become certified swim instructors and teach the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program. This program is a Blended Learning course, with some of the course offered online.Please reference the course description and FAQ link for more information, including course length and prerequisites (participants obtain the Fundamentals of Instructor training certificate as part of the online training in this course.  Participants must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly on a level 4 competency.  Participants must also tread water or float for 2 minutes).  To register, visit the REGISTRATION page of this website.  A minimum $100 deposit is required to register for this course.  Minimum age - 16 years old.

Course Fees: $300 (does not include $35 online fee)

Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Safety Training for Swim Coaches is designed to provide safety training and knowledge of hazards specific to the sport of swimming. This course was developed by The American Red Cross and USA Swimming as a way to ensure that all coaches have the skills needed to help prevent and respond to emergencies in their environment. For additional information on this course, please reference the Course Description and FAQ's link below. This course can be done on site, by appointment only.

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