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 Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: Sept 28,29 & Oct 5,6
Time: Saturdays/Sundays  1-6pm
Register by September 25th


Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: December 2,4,9 & 10
Time: Monday/Wednesday 5-10pm
Register by Nov 28th


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Burton St.
Date: January 4 & 5
Time: Saturday/Sunday 8a-6p
Register by January 1st



Location: MVP Sportsplex, Burton St.
Date: September 21st
Time: Saturday 8a-6p
Register by September 18th


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Burton St.
Date: October 19th
Time: Saturday 8a-6p
Register by October 16th


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Burton St.
Date: November 9th
Time: Saturday 8a-6p
Register by November 6th


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Burton St.
Date: December 20th
Time: Friday 8a-6p
Register by December 18th



Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: October 19,20 & 26th
Time: Saturdays/Sunday 8a-5p
Register by October 16th


Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date/Time: January TBD

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.

Email dkimble@mvpsportsclubs.com for link to online material.

Schedule of the class:
Mondays and Wednesdays - December 2,4,9 and 11
All sessions 5-10pm

Last day of registration: Thursday, November 28th @ 5pm

Red Cross Certification Classes

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
M/W 12/2/2019 - 12/11/2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM $275.00 $200.00 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

Class dates: (all dates must be attended)

October 19th, 20th & 26th (Saturday, Sunday, Saturday)

All days 8am - 5pm

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 10/19/2019 - 10/26/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM $275.00 $200.00 Add to Cart