American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches Certification
Course Description
  • American Red Cross Safety Training for Swim Coaches, developed in partnership with USA Swimming, is intended to teach those involved in competitive swimming how to help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers; prevent accidents and emergencies; and respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land.
  • This course meets the requirements for USA Swimming and YMCA affiliated coaches.
  • This is a blended learning course with a 3 hour online session and a skill-based pool/class session of up to 3 hours.
  • Must be 15 years or older
  • Complete the required online course before coming to the skills class
  • 2 year American Red Cross certificate in Safety Training for Swim Coaches
Registration Class Date Day/Time Fee Class Location
Our 2020 class schedule coming soon.
Class FAQ’s

What to Bring to Class

Course Manual

Print Your Certification & Class Receipt


  • The certificate will be emailed to you from the Red Cross with in 2 business days after completing the class (please check your spam folder if you do not get the email)
  • If you do not receive an email visit and enter your First Name, Last Name, Postal Code (where the class was held) and the
  • If you require a wallet size certificate please call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Class Receipt

Note: To customize your class receipt, you will need Adobe Reader and input the fields as they pertain to the course(s) you completed.

Program Policies

  • Class Transfers – The class transfer fee is $25 and registered participants are required to submit a Transfer Request online at least 48 hours prior to the original class date. Training must be completed within 60 days of the original class date.
  • No Refunds – Training deposits are nonrefundable and No refunds will be issued once course fees have been submitted. In the event that a participant is unable to pass the prerequisites or final exams the participant may transfer to a class at a later date (if available). If a participant is absent from any scheduled class days or times, the participant will not be offered a transfer or refund of any kind.
  • No Visitors – Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the classrooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.
  • Cancelled Classes – Safe Swim reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class free of charge or a full refund of the training deposit.

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