water safety class

Water Safety

American Red Cross Training

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.
  • 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).
  • Up to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Upon successful completion of the Water Safety Today class, participants will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Today certificate.
  • 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 redcross.org/getcertificate and enter your email address.
  • If you rare unable to locate your certificate please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select the prompts for Health and Safety Training.
  • Private classes are available by appointment for groups of 2 or more. Call 949-420-0804 for details.