The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center offers the following courses year-round: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, and First Aid, and the following courses seasonally: Water Safety Instructor
This course will prepare students to be professional lifeguards, engage in injury prevention, provide patron supervision, understand emergency preparation, preform important rescue skills, learn what to do before providing care, treating breathing and cardiac emergencies, providing CPR and using an AED, providing First Aid, treating injuries to muscles, bones, and joints, and caring for head, neck and back injuries.
Upon course completion, students receive certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator), First Aid and Preventing Disease Transmission.
Red Cross certified and experienced Instructors Mike Dowell and Karen Powers will teach the course. They teach courses for the RBAC (including the adult swim classes), and in addition, have provided Lifeguard Training and in-services for the cities of Glendale and Burbank. Between them, there are over 50 years of experience.
This course is open to all individuals 15 years and older. All non-vaccinated individuals need to wear masks for the classroom part of the course. Participants must be 15 on or before the first class meeting. Attendance at all classes is required and no make-ups are offered. (Manuals not included with the fee paid.)
● For the first class, all participants need to bring a suit, towel, goggles, and a notepad.
● For the 8 hour sessions, participants should bring a lunch.
● Upon passing the Red Cross mandated 300-yard continuous swim test and other pre-course requirements, participants will receive access to the online student textbook.
2021 Course Dates:
Lifeguarding (with Waterfront & Title 22) from 7/9/2021 to 7/23/2021
7/9/2021 Friday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/10/2021 Saturday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
7/11/2021 Sunday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
7/12/2021 Monday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/14/2021 Wednesday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/16/2021 Friday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/17/2021 Saturday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
7/18/2021 Sunday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
7/19/2021 Monday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/21/2021 Wednesday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
7/23/2021 Friday 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
The lifeguard course with Waterfront and Title 22 is $350
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI) – Participants enrolled in the WSI course will learn how to teach the various swim programs offered for both children and adults such as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Program, and more. The participants learn how to break down each of the swim strokes in order to understand how to develop that photographic eye, which is necessary to provide corrective feedback to their students.
In this process, the participants swimming proficiency improves as well. Developing comprehensive block plans, lesson plans, knowledge of all skills contained within each level, and understanding how to teach the information to their classes is emphasized in this course. This course is open to individuals 16 years and older and there will be a pre-course swim test on the first night to determine swimming proficiency.
Red Cross certified and experienced Instructors Mike Dowell and Karen Powers will teach the course. They teach courses for the RBAC (including the adult swim classes), and in addition, have provided Lifeguard Training and in-services for the RBAC. Between them, there are over 50 years of experience.
WSI Course fee is $300
Yes! The American Red Cross requires that all participants complete all of the coursework in order to be certified.
The RBAC courses exceed the Red Cross minimum to allow extra time for practice and in-depth discussion, in addition to proper evaluation and correction of participants in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid skills. The course runs about 2 weeks.
The cost of the course includes:
● Access to Digital Lifeguard Materials*
● Course Supplies
● Certification Costs
● CPR Mask (patron may keep)
*Class participants may choose to purchase materials from the Red Cross by clicking here.
Upon passing grades and course completion, participants will receive the following:
● Lifeguarding Certification (valid for 2 years from course completion date)
● First Aid Certification (valid for 2 years from course completion date)
● CPR Certification (valid for 2 years from course completion date)
● AED Certification (valid for 2 years from course completion date)
● Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission certification (valid for 1 year from course completion date)