Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

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. 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. All aquatic programming will be held in the heated outdoor competition pool while the indoor pool is closed for renovation.


Did you know?

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 can travel to your location to hold a class. Call (402) 334-6410 for inquiries.

Lifeguard Certification

Member & Non Member
Ages 15+

Learn the skills needed to be a professional lifeguard. Topics covered include teamwork, rescue and water surveillance skills, First Aid, and CPR/AED. Participants must be 15 years old and pass the pre-course to obtain certification. The pre-course will be held one week prior to certification classes.

To pass the pre-course participants 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.

March 13 & 21-22
Pre-Course: Friday, March 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Member: $150 | Non: $200
code: 14-0313

Babysitting Training

Member & Non Member, Ages 11+

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Participants will also learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Participants will not be certified in First Aid, CPR or AED. To get certification participants must attend both classes.


Saturday, March 14
8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Member: $65 | Non: $80
code: 14-0314

*Time Includes lunch break

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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Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Members & Non Members
Ages 11+

Provide participants the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies and decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. This class is not for Professional Rescuers. Minimum: 4

If you or your local business is interested in a Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid class please contact the JCC Aquatics Department. If 5 or more people register we will set up a time that works best for you.

Group Classes by Appointment
Member: $65 / person | Non: $80 / person

Lifeguard Re-Certification

Member & Non Member
Ages 15+

Open to individuals who have pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course and who’s certification is no more than 30 days expired. Documentation of previous certification must be presented. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

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