American Red Cross
Central Minnesota Chapter


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Area Aquatics Courses
Make a splash with the American Red Cross!


Water Safety Instructor Course
This course will train Instructor Candidates to teach in the Learn to Swim Program and Water Safety Programs.
Prerequisites:

  • Must be 16 years old by end of course and have completed Fundamentals of Instructor Training
  • Please bring legal ID to first class
Note: Must attend all class dates listed to receive certification.

Becker Community Education - Becker, MN
Fundamentals of Instructor Training & Water Safety Instructor
March 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
6:00pm–9:00pm
Please call Becker Community Education for details at 763-261-4589.

Hinckley Community Education
Hinckley High School
March 18,19,20 April 1,2,3,8,9,10
Fridays from 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturdays from 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Please contact 320-251-7641 for more information and to register.

Sauk Centre High School
Class Code: WSI 421
April 1 5:00PM-9:00PM
April 2 8:00AM-3:30PM
April 3 8:00AM-3:30PM
April 8 5:00PM-9:00PM
April 10 8:00AM-3:30PM
April 17 12:00PM-3:30PM
Cost $200
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register

Hallet Community Center Crosby, MN
Class Code: WSI 422
April 22 5:00PM-9:00PM
April 23 8:00AM-5:00PM
April 29 5:00PM-9:00PM
April 30 8:00AM-5:00PM
May 1 12:00PM-4:00PM
Cost $200
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register

Lifeguard Instructor Course
This course will train instructor candidates to teach the Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professioanl Rescuer, AED Essentials, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, Community Water Safety and Basic Water Rescue.
Prerequisites:
  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of class
  • Possess a Fundamentals of Instructor Training certificate issued within the last year. Or possess a Health and Safety Instructor Authorization Certificate
  • Successfully complete the precourse session; this includes passing the precourse written exam with a score of 80% or better and demonstrating competency in the precourse skills and scenarios evaluation.
Note: Must attend all class dates listed to receive certification.


Lifeguard Review Course
Lifeguarding Review (refresher) Course includes review of skills for Lifeguarding, CPR-PR, AED, and First Aid. This format optimizes the participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. Preparing for the final written exam is the responsibility of the participant and some review will be covered in the course.
Prerequisites:
  • Current Red Cross Certification in both Lifeguard Training/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Please bring your certification cards to class

Lifeguard Training Course
This course will provide candidates with the skills and knowledge to become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard. Lifeguards will be trained to prevent and respond to emergencies.
Prerequisites:
  • Be at least 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of class
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Timed-Skills Test: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim back to starting point with the 10 pound object and exit water using ladder or steps within 1 minute 40 seconds
Rocori High School
March 12 9:00PM-5:30PM
March 26 9:00PM-5:30PM
March 27 12:30PM-6:00PM
April 2 9:00PM-5:30PM
Cost $150
To register, call or email Mark at 320-685-8631 or grelson@rocori.k12.mn.us

Sauk Centre High School
Class Code: LG 318
March 18 5:00PM-9:00PM
March 19 8:00AM-3:30PM
March 25 5:00PM-9:00PM
March 26 8:00AM-3:30PM
March 27 12:00PM-3:30PM
Cost $185
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register

Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA
March 31-April 2
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Please contact Christy Marthaller at (320) 222-9622 to register

Elk River Community Education - Elk River, MN
April 08 – 4:00pm–8:00pm at VandenBerge Middle School
April 09 – 9:00am–3:00pm at VMS
April 10 – 9:00am–3:00pm at VMS
April 15 – 4:00pm–8:00pm at Handke Family Center for CPR training portion
April 16 – 9:00am–3:00pm at VMS
April 17 – 9:00am–3:00pm at VMS
Cost: $225
To register please call Elk River Community Education at 763-241-3400.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Courses
The purpose of this class is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies both in a pool and at a water front environment. This class will also include the regular lifeguard certification as well as waterfront lifeguarding.
Prerequisites:
  • Must be 15 years old by end of course and have completed Fundamentals of Instructor Training
  • Pass the precourse swim test; Swim 550 yards continuously; Swim 20 yds, surface dive 7-10ft pick up 10lb brick, return to surface and swim back to start point with brick and exit pool within 1min 40 sec.; Swim 5yds, submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5yds apart in 4-7ft of water. Resurface and swim 5 yds to the side
Note: Must attend all class dates listed to receive certification.

Little Falls
Class Locations:
  • Middle School Pool: 1000 1st Ave. NE, Little Falls, MN 56345
  • St. Francis Pool: 116 8th Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Dates of Classes:
  • Friday, March 4th: 6-9 pm (Pre-course Swim Test); Middle School Pool
  • Saturday, March 5th: 3-6 pm; Middle School Pool
  • Sunday, March 6th: 12-8 pm; St. Francis Pool
  • Friday, March 11th: 6-9 pm; Middle School Pool
  • Saturday, March 12th: 3-6 pm; Middle School Pool
  • Sunday, March 13th: 12-8 pm; St. Francis Pool
  • Saturday, March 19th: 3-6 pm; Middle School Pool
  • Sunday, March 20th: 12-8 pm; St. Francis Pool
Cost: $170 due at time of registration (includes course materials fee)

Registration:
  • Sign-up begins Monday, February 14th at Community Services
  • Call (320) 632-7938 or stop by 14800 Riverwood Drive, Little Falls, MN, to register
  • If you have any questions, feel free to call (320) 632-7938.
Class sponsored by Little Falls Community Services and St. Francis Health and Recreation Center

CPR/AED for Lifeguards
This class is perfect for lifeguards, dentists, nurses and first responders. It includes CPR, rescue breathing and obstructed airway skills, two rescuer CPR, use of a resuscitation mask, a bag-valve-mask and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course is equivalent to the American Heart Health Care Provider course. CPR/AED for Lifeguards and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider valid for 2 years.

Note: Must attend all class dates listed to receive certification.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Refresher
February 23, 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Lodge Hotel
Baxter, MN
Cost: $35
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Refresher
March 4 5:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Suburban Health Club
St Cloud, MN
Cost $35
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Refresher
March 21 6:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Super 8
Baxter, MN
Cost $35
Please go to www.splashschoolusa.com or call 218-330-3529 for more information and to register


For dates and times of courses, see the Calendar. Please read the general information about our courses and learn how to register.

Important Information – Pre-registration and prepayment is required for all classes. Space is limited. Businesses registering their employees are required to make payment or billing arrangements BEFORE the class starts. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Accepting: Visa, Master Card, American Express.

Refunds and Cancellations – A refund of the course fee minus a $20.00 administration fee will ONLY be given if registrant cancels within 72 hours prior to the first class day. If a registrant does not pass the pre-test, a refund will be given minus the $20.00 administration fee and return of any books.

Please make checks out to American Red Cross Central MN Chapter. Mail to: American Red Cross Central MN Chapter, 1301 W St Germain St, St Cloud MN 56301.

Red Cross Aquatics Courses fill up quickly; so remember to register early!

Call Bonnie at the Central MN Chapter of the American Red Cross at 320 251-7641 for additional information.



Thanks to the AmericInn of St. Cloud for their generous support of Red Cross Aquatics.

AmericInn of St. Cloud, MN
AmericInn of St. Cloud | 4385 Clearwater Road | St. Cloud, MN 56301 | 320-253-6337