RED CROSS

RED CROSS

A CLASS FOR EVERY SAFETY NEED

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center offers a full spectrum of American Red Cross courses for individuals and organizations who need group training. We have seasonal training for all of your safety needs. CPR/AED/FIRST AID, Lifeguard Certification, Re-certification. Our resident Red Cross Director can even come to your camp, school, business, or center to certify your staff.

Once a non-member individual has registered and paid for a lifeguard certification (or re-certification), course they will be granted the opportunity to use the competition pool up to five times to practice prior to the class.  Reservations are required to utilize the pool.

A minimum of four participants are required to run any listed program. Notification of a class cancellation will be given no less than 24 hours in advance of a class with insufficient numbers.

Registration REQUIRED one week in advance of class date for all blended learning classes.

Ways to register

  1. By phone: 802-296-2850 x 0
  2. In person at the Welcome Desk: Bring Registration form to the UVAC Welcome Desk, or mail it to us using the address below with payment to secure your spot.
  3. By mail:
    Upper Valley Aquatic Center
    Attention: Ashley Ellis, UVAC Aquatics Director
    PO Box 1198
    White River Junction, VT 05001

Need more info?
802-296-2850 ex 109
Contact Ashley aellis@uvacswim.org

BLOOD DRIVES

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Interested in volunteering at the drive? Reach out to Erin at ebuck@uvacswim.org to offer a baked good, or to offer support on drive

CURRENTLY OFFERED COURSES

CPR/AED/ FIRST AID CERTIFICATION/ RE-CERTIFICATION ADULT AND PEDIATRIC

This course is designed for regular people who want to learn how to save lives in an emergency. This course is also made for those looking to be re-certified to have the latest protocols on how to save a life. Prerequisite: Complete the 2.5 hour online course that is sent out one week prior to the start of the course (online materials can be sent out earlier than one week upon request). **This is a blended learning class and requires access to a computer to enroll**
Fee is $120 – Pick one day

  • August 14 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • August 21 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • September 11 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • October 2 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • November 13 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • December 18 Sunday 10am-12pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis

2023

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION (Optional Waterfront or Shallow Water)

Learn essential lifeguard skills including CPR/AED/First Aid, with the most up-to-date protocols and be ready for a job as a Lifeguard. Prerequisites: Complete the 7-hour online course that is sent out one week prior to the start of the course (online materials can be sent out earlier than one week upon request), ability to swim 300 yards, tread water with no hands for 2 minutes, and complete a timed drill diving for a weighted brick. Must be 15+. Classroom portion of training will be held over a three day period.  **This is a blended learning class and requires access to a computer to enroll**
Fee is $365Pick one three-day session

  • August 26-28 Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • September 23-25 Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • October 14-16 Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • December 9-11 Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis

2023

  • March 24-26 Friday-Sunday 4-7pm and 8a-4pm Instructor:
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  • July 7-9 Friday-Sunday 4-7pm and 8am-4pm Instructor:

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

This course is designed to train health care professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child, and infant victims.
Prerequisites: Complete the 3-hour online course that is sent out one week prior to the start of the course (online materials can be sent out earlier than one week upon request).
Fee is $110- Pick one day
**This is a blended learning class and requires access to a computer to enroll*

  • August 14 Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • September 11 Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • October 2 Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • November 13 Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • December 18 Sunday 12:30pm-3:30pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis

2023

  • January 15 Sunday 12:30-3:30pm Instructor:
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LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION (Optional Waterfront or Shallow Water)

Refresh your lifeguard skills with the most up-to-date protocols. Prerequisites: ability to swim 300 yards, tread water with no hands for 2 minutes, and complete a timed drill diving for a weighted brick.
Fee is $210 – Pick one day

  • August 13 Saturday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis
  • September 10 Saturday 8am-4pm Instructor: Ashley Ellis

2023

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BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION

This course is designed for adolescents who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants. Prerequisites: None, but it should be noted that the course is designed for 11-16 year olds.  Fee: $100 – Pick one two-day session

  • December 17-18 Saturday and Sunday 8am-12:30pm Instructor:
  • February 11-12, 2023 Saturday and Sunday 8am-12:30pm Instructor:

REMOTE WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments. This course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. UVAC will offer this course for large groups by request.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification.
Fee is $250 – Pick one two-day session

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REFUND POLICY

A non-refundable payment reserves your spot in the course with the following exceptions:

  1. If UVAC or the Red Cross cancels the program (including for weather) we will issue a FULL refund
  2. If the enrolled student does not pass the swim test, they will be given a three-month grace period to take another course, but no money will be refunded
  3. If the student cancels with LESS THAN A TWO WEEK notice, only a 50% refund will be issued or the student may choose a full credit for the next class
  4. If the enrolled student does not pass the course upon completion of all sessions they will be given a 10% discount to take another course, but no money will be refunded
  5. A class can only be deferred one time.  After one deferral the course must be completed or the student voids the registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. American Red Cross courses will meet in the lobby of UVAC, at their designated time, unless
otherwise directed.
2. E-learning materials will be disseminated 7 days prior to the course. E-learning materials come
from phsSALESFORCE and often end up in your spam folder. If you do not receive your e-
learning materials, please contact Ashley Ellis at aellis@uvacswim.org for assistance.
3. Please utilize Google Chrome for your e-learning materials as other platforms do not interface
well.
4. E-learning materials take between 2-7 hours to complete depending on the course.

5. You must show proof of e-learning completion in order to gain admittance into the class. The
Red Cross system is designed to show instructors you progress, however, it is not always
accurate. Please screenshot your completion certificate at the end of the course.
6. As part of your class, you will receive a digital copy of the course handbook.
7. You MUST attend the scheduled class in its entirety.
8. Be prepared-bring a drink and a snack (or lunch if you are taking a lifeguard course). Glass
containers are prohibited on UVAC premises.
9. For the lifeguard course, specifically, a swimsuit is required. Please make sure that it is secure.
10. Also for the lifeguard class, bring a few changes of clothes and a few towels. This will make you
more comfortable.