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American Red Cross Training

Members & Non Members

The JCC offers a variety of American Red Cross Training and classes.  Certification is obtained upon passing the necessary test put forth in the American Red Cross guidelines.

Did you know we can bring Red Cross training to you? If you own or work for a local business interested in holding CPR classes, we’ll come to you. Call (402) 334-6410 for inquiries.


Payment & Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at the time of registration. An administrative fee of $35 will be retained for all cancellations and/or if participant is unable to complete the training. Course prerequisites are listed below.


Babysitting Training

Member & Non Member
Ages 11+

Course teaches participants to provide safe and responsible childcare. Topics include:

  • Basic Childcare
  • Basic First Aid

This course will NOT provide official certification in CPR / AED / First Aid

Sunday, April 18
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Member: $65 | Non: $80
code: 14-0418

Saturday, May 15
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Member: $65 | Non: $80
code: 14-0515

Saturday, June 27
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Member: $65 | Non: $80
code: 14-0627

Registration will close at noon the Friday before the class is being held.




Lifeguard Certification

Member & Non Member
Ages 15+

Learn the skills needed to be a professional lifeguard. Topics include:

  • Rescue & Water Surveillance
  • First Aid,CPR/AED
  • Teamwork

You must pass the pre-course, held one week prior to certification classes, in order to participate.

Pre-course / Prerequisites
You must be 15 years old and pass the pre-course to participate.

To pass the pre-course individuals must:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Complete timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: starting in the water swimming 20yds, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 ft, retrieve 10lb object, return to surface, swim 20yds on back to return to starting point, exit water without steps or ladder.

May 12, May 22-23
Pre-Course: Weds, May 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0512

June 2, June 12-13
Pre-Course: Weds, Jun. 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 12, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jun. 13, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0602

July 7, July 17-18
Pre-Course: Weds, Jul. 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 17, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jul. 18, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0707

July 14, 24-25
Pre-Course: Weds, Jul. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jul. 24, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jul. 25, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0714

August 4, 14-15
Pre-Course: Weds, Aug. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 15, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0804

Price listed is for all 3 days of the session

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Members & Non Members
Ages 11+

Course provides knowledge on how to recognize / respond appropriately to:

  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • First Aid Emergencies

Those who successfully complete course will receive Adult & Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED certificate valid for two years.
This class is not for professional rescuers.

Group Classes by Appointment
Price per Person
Member: $65  |  Non: $97

Please contact the JCC Aquatics Department to schedule.
A minimum of five or more people is required.
Classes can be held at the J or at your business.
Class will be scheduled at a time that works best for you.

Lifeguard Re-Certification

Member & Non Member
Ages 15+

Course will provide rectification to those whose ARC Lifeguard certification is about to expire or is less than 30 days expired.
Documentation of previous certification must be presented.

– Have previously passed the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
– Carry certification is no more than 30 days expired


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Lifeguard Instructor Course

Members & Non Members
Ages 15+

Provides Lifeguards an opportunity to become Lifeguard Instructors. This course will train participants to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Candidates must:
• Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
• Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
• Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course (a link will be emailed to you after you register) prior to the pre-course skills session.
• Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course. Materials consist of 1) the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual and 2) American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual. Both manuals must be printed in color.

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