Red Cross Safety Classes
Due to Covid-19 this program has been placed on hold.
Our Red Cross Safety Training Classes are led by skilled & experienced instructors & held at AVAC®.
Learn the skills necessary to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency. This course explains the emergency medical services (EMS) system, & emphasizes the need for rapid medical assistance in an emergency, & provides instruction on CPR, use of an AED, caring for shock, & more.
Basic First Aid
Focuses on life-threatening & non-life-threatening injuries & illnesses such as seizures, stroke, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, & much more.
Designed for professional rescuers, babysitters, parents, & anyone interested in learning how to recognize & respond to aquatic emergencies. It is the required course to work in California as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or water play area. Through combination of classroom lessons, videos, & in-water skill sessions, participants will learn overall what it takes to prevent aquatic injuries & respond to emergencies.
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
Get certified to teach Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, & more. Instructor candidates must be 17 years old, able to test out of all Red Cross Lifeguard written & skills tests on the first day, & be comfortable presenting in front of a group using various instruction techniques. Remember to bring your bathing suit, CPR mask, valid LGT/CPR/AED card & valid LGI certification.
Wilderness First Aid
Love the outdoors? Want to learn some advanced first aid techniques? This outdoor, hands-on class will prepare you to respond to any emergency, especially when professional help is delayed. Held at Vasona Park.
Held at Almaden Valley Athletic Club®
5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose CA 95124
New Family? Call us at 408.267.4032, visit Swim School Customer Service, or Click here.
On the "Browse Available Classes" page, select the button "AVAC Swim School® Account Access" and choose the "CPR" check box.
Returning Family? Click here
Full refund for cancellations made 2 days prior to class. $65 cancellation fee for Lifeguarding course and $10 cancellation fee for CPR/First Aid on cancellations made within 48 hours of cours