Basic Water Rescue
Location Addresses, Date and Times: Course locations vary. Please click the “register” button to see address locations, dates and times
Description: The purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course is to provide individuals, such as public safety personnel, aquatic fitness instructors, camp counselors and childcare staff, with information and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. This course will also prepare individuals for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others. Come prepared to get wet! This course is required for organizations that want to bring groups of children or adults for recreational swimming to the City of
Austin and private pools.
Registration: Individual and/or group courses available by reservation only by contacting The School direct: 512.626.6282
Certification: Students receive an American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue certification valid for 3 years upon successful completion of the course.
Location: The Expedition School
*The course is taught on land and in water at our waterfront
*Payment of the course fee is not a guarantee of certification.
To be eligible for course certification you must:
• Be present for the entire course.
• Prove proficiency and complete all required skills.
• Pass a multiple choice written exam at 80% or higher.
Course Length: 3 hours
Note: This is not a substitute for an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is a 32 hour class.
What to Bring/Wear:
-water to hydrate
*optional: water shoes, your own boat, kayak, SUP, or canoe, paddle, life jacket, PFD