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.


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

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


Lifeguard Training Certification

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? You must be 15 years of age or older and be able to attend all classes. At the first session of the class, you must successfully complete the prerequisite skills set. The test includes a 300 yard continuous swim, treading water for two minutes without using your hands and the retrieval of and swimming with a 10 pound brick. Your training will include: how to recognize and respond effectively to all emergencies in and around the water, emergency rescue techniques, CPR, first aid skills, and AED training. The fee includes all books and supplies.

This is a blended course, and online material MUST be completed prior to the first session on Sunday, March 11th. Proof of completion must be brought to the first session. Online material is appx 6 hours. Contact dkimble@mvpsportsclubs.com for access to online material.

Sundays, March 11-25

12:00-6:00pm weekly

Red Cross Certification Courses

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Su 3/11/2018 - 3/25/2018 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM $175.00 $150.00 Add to Cart
Only 4 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.

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)

4/29, 5/5, & 5/6 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.

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/Su 4/29/2018 - 5/6/2018 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $240.00 $200.00 Add to Cart