Almaden Valley Athletic Club®

Red Cross


Learn the skills necessary to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency. This course explains the emergency medical services (EMS) system, and emphasizes the need for rapid medical assistance in an emergency, and provides instruction on CPR, use of an AED, caring for shock, and more.

Basic First Aid

Focuses on life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as seizures, stroke, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and much more.

Lifeguard Training

Designed for professional rescuers, babysitters, parents, and anyone interested in learning how to recognize & respond to aquatic emergencies. It is the required course to work in California as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or water play area. Through combination of classroom lessons, videos, and in-water skill sessions, participants will learn overall what it takes to prevent aquatic injuries & respond to emergencies.

Lifeguard Instructor

Get certified to teach Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and more. Instructor candidates must be 17 years old, able to test out of all Red Cross Lifeguard written and skills tests on the first day, and be comfortable presenting in front of a group using various instruction techniques. Teaching authorization is kept by teaching Red Cross Lifeguarding at least once every 2 years.

Lifeguard Review

The Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review Course reviews & maintains the knowledge and skills you learned during training.

Wilderness First Aid

Love the outdoors? Want to learn some advanced first aid techniques? This outdoor, hands-on class will prepare you to respond to any emergency, especially when professional help is delayed.

2018 Dates

CPR* | 4 Class Date Options: Sunday, 1.14, 4.29, 7.22 or 10.21 | 1—4 pm
Basic First Aid* | 4 Class Date Options: Sunday, 1.14, 4.29, 7.22 or 10.21 | 4—6 pm
Lifeguard Training | 3 Sessions: 2.24, 2.25, 3.3, 3.4 / 4.14, 4.15, 4.21, 4.22 / 5.12, 5,13, 5.19, 5.20
Lifeguard Instructor | 2.24, 2.25, 3.3, 3.4
Lifeguard Review | 3 Sessions: 2.24, 2.25, 3.3, 3.4 / 4.14, 4.15, 4.21, 4.22 / 5.12, 5,13, 5.19, 5.20
Wilderness First Aid | Dates announced soon


CPR* | AVACŪ Members $50 per person, Guests $60 each
Basic First Aid* | AVACŪ Members $50 per person, Guests $60 each
Lifeguard Training | AVACŪ Members $300 per person, Guests $320 each
Lifeguard Instructor | AVACŪ Members $315 per person, Guests $350 each
Lifeguarding Review | AVACŪ Members $205, Guests $225 each
Wilderness First Aid | $200 per person
*15% off CPR & First Aid on the same day (AVACŪ Members $85; Guests $102)


Most courses are held at Almaden Valley Athletic ClubŪ
5400 Camden Avenue, San Jose CA 95124
(Red Cross Wilderness Held at Vasona Park)


Jeff Griffith-Jones, AVACŪ General Manager & Red Cross Instructor Trainer


New Family? Click here
On the "Browse Available Classes" page, select the button "AVAC Swim SchoolŪ Account Access" and choose the "CPR" check box.

Returning Family? Click here
Other registration options: Call 408.267.4032 or visit the Swim School front desk.

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Full refund for cancellations made 2 days prior to class. $65 cancellation fee for Lifeguarding course and $10 cancellation fee for CPR/First Aid on cancellations made within 48 hours of course.