American Red Cross Training

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Red Cross Training


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The City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department is a Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross Safety Courses listed below.  We offer FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS to all registered or interested students, providing an opportunity to practice swimming skills and pre-test fundamentals of each course with certified instructors.  Specific course dates and practice sessions are accessed by using the links below.

Certification Classes included below:  Lifeguard (LG) Certification  | LG Recertification  |  LG Instructor Certification  |  Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

PROGRAMMING NOTE:  Outdoor Pools will not open during Phase One of the Knoxville-Knox County Phased Reopening.  Other offerings such as Pool Rentals, Lifeguard Training Courses, and Pool Rentals are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.  Registrations are not being accepted at this time due.  Please check back regularly for updated information.



LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION (for 1st time Lifeguards)


Lifeguard certification provides lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
For Ages:  15+
Cost:  $165
Certifications Issued:  Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED/PR  valid for 2 years
Spring 2020 Classes:  CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  Contact KPRD Aquatics staff for more information at aquatics@knoxvilletn.gov
Click date above for more information and to register.


LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION (for currently certified Lifeguards)


Lifeguard Recertification Review provides currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to review the Red Cross Lifeguard course materials/skills and renew their certification.
For Ages:  15+ (must be a currently certified Red Cross Lifeguard)
Cost:  $165
Certifications Issued:  Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED/PR valid for 2 years
Spring 2020 Classes:  CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  Contact KPRD Aquatics staff for more information at aquatics@knoxvilletn.gov
Click here for more information and to register.


LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION


Lifeguard Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach Lifeguard Training (including First Aid), CPR for the Profressional Rescuer, Lifeguard Management, AED Essentials, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, Community Water Safety, and Basic Water Rescue.
For Ages:  17+ (must be a currently certified Red Cross Lifeguard)
Cost:  $200
Certifications Issued:  Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate valid for 2 years.
Spring 2020 Classes: CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  Contact KPRD Aquatics staff for more information at aquatics@knoxvilletn.gov
Click here for more information and to register.


WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) CERTIFICATION


Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is the Red Cross designation for a certified swimming instructor.  The WSI course trains instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, three adult-focused courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more.
For Ages:  16+
Cost:  $180
Certifications Issued:  Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certificate valid for 2 years and Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT).
Spring 2020 Classes:  CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.  Contact KPRD Aquatics staff for more information at aquatics@knoxvilletn.gov  
Click here for more information and to register.


Have questions or need help finding the right class?


Contact KPRD Aquatics at (865) 525-9080 or aquatics@knoxvilletn.gov