Almaden Valley Athletic Club®

Red Cross


Learn the skills necessary to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency. This course explains the emergency medical services (EMS) system, and emphasizes the need for rapid medical assistance in an emergency, and provides instruction on CPR, use of an AED, caring for shock, and more.

Basic First Aid

Focuses on life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as seizures, stroke, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and much more.


Designed for professional rescuers, babysitters, parents, & anyone interested in learning how to recognize & respond to aquatic emergencies. It is the required course to work in California as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or water play area. Through combination of classroom lessons, videos, & in-water skill sessions, participants will learn overall what it takes to prevent aquatic injuries & respond to emergencies. Refresher courses are offered for lifeguards during the dates posted below.

Lifeguard Instructor

Get certified to teach Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and more.  Instructor candidates must be 17 years old, able to test out of all Red Cross Lifeguard written and skills tests on the first day, and be comfortable presenting in front of a group using various instruction techniques. Teaching authorization is kept by teaching Red Cross Lifeguarding at least once every 2 years.

Lifeguard Refresher/Review

2017 Dates & Cost


AVAC® Families $50 per person, Guests $60 each

  • October 22, 1 - 4 pm

»Basic First Aid* (combined, 15% discount included)

AVAC® Families $50 per person, Guests $60 each

  • October 22, 4 - 6 pm

* 15% off CPR & Basic First Aid on the same day (AVAC® Family $85 per person, Guests $102 each)

»Lifeguard Instructor

AVAC® Family $315 per person, Guests $350 each

  • 2018 sessions announced soon


AVAC® Family $295 per person, Guests $315 each

  • 2018 sessions announced soon

»Lifeguard Review

AVAC® Family $195 per person, Guests $215 each

  • 2018 sessions announced soon

»Wilderness First Aid

  • 2018 sessions announced soon


Most Courses Held at Almaden Valley Athletic Club® (Red Cross Wilderness Held at Vasona Park)


Jeff Griffith-Jones, Red Cross Instructor Trainer


New Family? Click here
On the "Browse Available Classes" page, select the button "AVAC Swim School® Account Access" and choose the "CPR" check box.

Returning Family? Click here
Other registration options: Call 408.267.4032 or visit the Swim School front desk.

For additional information, please contact

Full refund for cancellations made 2 days prior to class. $65 cancellation fee for Lifeguarding course and $10 cancellation fee for CPR/First Aid on cancellations made within 48 hours of course.