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.


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: April 7 from 8am-6pm
Register by April 4

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: May 11 from 8am-6pm
Register by May 7

(Blended Learning)

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: April 29, May 5, May 6
Time: Sat/Sun/Sat, 10a-6pm
Register by April 25

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: June 10, 16, 17
Time: Sat/Sun/Sat, 10a-6pm
Register by June 6


Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: May 19-May 20
Time: 8am-6pm
Register by May 18


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: May 7,8,9,10
Time: 6pm-10pm
Register by May 2

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

Class dates: (all dates must be attended)

June 10,16,17 Sun/Sat/Sun

All days 10am-6pm

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. To obtain the Red Cross link upon registration for the course, email dkimble@mvpsportsclubs.com

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.

Red Cross Certification Classes

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Sa/Su 6/10/2018 - 6/17/2018 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $240.00 $200.00 Add to Cart
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