Red Cross Certifications

Our Aquatics department offers Red Cross Safety Training Classes all year round.

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JCA Safety Training Classes

For more information on our Safety Training Classes, please contact Dustin Rulien by email or call (904) 730-2100 ext. 417.

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We offer American Red Cross Certifications throughout the year for our entire community. If you are interested in a certification and do not see any upcoming dates, please reach out so that we can try to accommodate your needs.

American Red Cross Certifications

Community First Aid/CPR/ AED Adult/Child/Infant

The First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.

Lifeguard Training

  • Course Prerequisites

    To participate in the Lifeguarding (Including Deep Water) course, participants must:

    ▪ Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the Lifeguarding course.

    ▪ Successfully complete the two prerequisite swimming skills evaluations:

  • Prerequisite 1: Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest:

    ▪ Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed)

    ▪ Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs

    ▪ Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both

  • Prerequisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

    ▪ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. (The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed).

    ▪ Surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 – 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, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.

    ▪ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Water Safety Instructor Training

Become certified to teach parent and child aquatics, preschool aquatics, Learn to Swim, adult swim courses and water safety courses and presentations. Water Safety Instructor candidates must be 16-years-old on or before the last scheduled day of the course.

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