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: October 13th from 8am-6pm
Register by October 10th @ 5pm

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: December 21st from 8am-6pm
Register by December 18th @ 5pm

(Blended Learning)

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: September 15, 22, 29
Time: Saturdays 7a-3p
Register by September 10th

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date/Time: January (TBD)
Contact: dkimble@mvpsportsclubs.com for more information


Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: September 15-September 16th
Time: 8am-6pm
Register by September 12th @ 5pm

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)

Saturdays, Sept 15,22,29

All days 7am-3pm

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 9/15/2018 - 9/29/2018 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM $250.00 $200.00 Add to Cart