American Red Cross Water Safety Today
  • Water Safety Today teaches participants how to recognize, prevent and respond to emergencies in, on or around the water.
  • This course meets the State of California’s water safety certification requirements for foster care and adoptive parents.
  • Ideal course for parents, foster care and adoptive parents, and the general public.
  • For new students or those who need to renew their certification.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe risks associated with an aquatic environment or activities, such as drowning or head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Describe how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies in, on and around water.
  • Recognize the importance of water safety training.
  • Describe appropriate safety practices and rules that should be in place and enforced at home pools.
  • Explain steps to take to remain safe in aquatic environments, including oceans, lakes, rivers and waterparks.
  • Learn how to perform reaching, throwing or wading assists.
  • Describe steps for preventing overexposure to the sun.
  • Describe how to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs).
Course Length
  • 1 to 1.5 hour in-class session
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Today certification
Register Date Schedule Fee Location
No classes at this time
Private Classes
  • Private Classes are available by appointment for groups of 2 or more.
  • Call 714-602-9796 for details.

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