Certification Classes

MVP is excited to expand the American Red Cross courses offered through our facilities. Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in the following courses:

  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED training 
  • Lifeguard training 
  • Lifeguard Review (recert) 
  • Lifeguard Instructor training 
  • Babysitter's training 
  • Water Safety Instructor 


Courses and class times will vary by location and region. See individual club page for sign up opportunities.


LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION REVIEW
Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: October 28 from 8am-6pm
Register by October 25 

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids 
Date: December 16 from 8am-6pm
Register by December 13


WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: November 30, December 1, 7 & 8
Time: Th & Fri 9am-4pm


LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION
 (Blended Learning)
Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: December 9-10
Time: Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-8pm
Register by December 6


BABYSITTER'S TRAINING CAMP

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: December 26-29 from 9am-4:30pm


ADULT & PEDIATRIC CPR/AED/FA

Location: MVP Annex, Grand Rapids
Date: January 20 from 9am-3pm

Location: MVP Annex, Grand Rapids
Date: February 17 from 9am-3pm

Lifeguard Certification

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

All dates and times must be attended to receive American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. This is a BLENDED LEARNING COURSE, so portions of the course must be completed prior to the first day the class meets. Proof of completion of blended learning materials must be saved/printed and turned in to instructor during pre-course testing

Schedule of the class:

December 9: Saturday 8a-6p
December 10: Sunday 10a-8p

Last day of registration: December 6th by 11:59pm


2017 Red Cross Certification Classes

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Sa/Su 12/9/2017 - 12/10/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM $200.00 $185.00 Add to Cart

Water Safety Instructor Course

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.

Participant requirements:

-Must be at least 16 years of age on or before final session

-Pre-course testing: 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, side stroke, and 15 yards of butterfly; maintain position on back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute

-The Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) course trains instructor candidates to teach the fundamental Learn-to-swim courses including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3 and private swimming lessons (for the courses listed). BSI candidates are not required to perform advanced swimming strokes and skills such as butterfly, backstroke and diving.

-Participant requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age on or before final session

-Pre-course testing: 25 yards of front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and side stroke; maintain position on back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute

Class dates: (all dates must be attended)

11/30, 12/1, 12/7 & 12/8

All days 9am-4pm

This is a BLENDED LEARNING COURSE, which means the course has a number of lessons to complete online at Red Cross website. Blended Learning materials must be completed prior to the first class session. Proof of completion of blended learning materials must be saved/printed and turned in to instructor during pre-course testing.

Please note that entry into the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is limited to those who successfully complete the prerequisite skills in this precourse session. If they cannot pass the precourse, they will be refunded the MVP enrollment fee, but not the Red Cross Blended Learning fee.

2017 Red Cross Certification Classes

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Th/F 11/30/2017 - 12/8/2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $199.00 $150.00 Add to Cart