Certification Courses

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 (Blended Learning)

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: January 4,5
Time: Friday/Saturday 8a-6p
Register by January 1st

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: March 3,10,17
Time: Sundays  12-7p
Register by February 27th

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: May 18,19
Time: Saturday/Sunday 8a-6p
Register by May 14th

 

LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE

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

 

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: February 15th from 8am-6pm
Register by February 12th

 

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Holland
Date: April 5th from 8am-6pm
Register by December 18th

 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (Blended Learning)

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: January 26th, February 2, 9
Time: Saturdays  7am-3pm
Register by January18th

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

Lifeguard Training 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:
Sundays, March 3, 10 & 17
12:00pm - 7:00pm

Last day of registration: Wednesday, February 27th @ 5pm

Red Cross Certification Courses

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Su 3/3/2019 - 3/17/2019 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM $175.00 $150.00 Add to Cart
Only 2 spots left!

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.

This is a BLENDED LEARNING COURSE, which means the course has a number of lessons to complete online at Red Cross website. Additional registration information for the blended material will be sent out four and two weeks prior to the first session to all enrolled participants. All Blended Learning sessions must be completed prior to the first class in-class session. Proof of completion of blended learning materials must be saved/printed and turned in to instructor during pre-course testing at first session.

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)

1/26, 2/2, & 2/9 - 7am-3pm


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 Courses

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Sa 1/26/2019 - 2/9/2019 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM $240.00 $200.00 Add to Cart
Only 1 spot left!