The First Aid/CPR/AED course (Lay Responder) provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR, and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is designed for scouts and scout leaders, 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. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, this course aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

The CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers primary purpose is to instruct those who have a duty to act (professional rescuers) in the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

The Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) course trains instructor candidates to teach the fundamental Learn-to-swim courses including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3 and private swimming lessons (for the courses listed). BSI candidates are not required to perform advanced swimming strokes and skills such as butterfly, backstroke and diving.

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.

If you’d like to become a Lifeguard or you’re looking to renew your lifeguard certification, the JCC can help. For over 20 years, we’ve been training qualified swimmers for pool-safety supervision and water rescues with American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, including certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED (Automated External Defibrillators) use. We are also hiring!  Click HERE for positions. Come, be a water mensch!

For questions: Water Safety: or call 415-444-8005. FOR CPR/Lifeguarding: or call 415-444-8033, All persons under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on the first day of class 

June Lifeguard Course Saturday,6/22, 6/29 and Sunday, 6/23, 6/30 Sunday, Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm 06/22/2024 - 06/30/2024 Ages 15 - 99

July Lifeguard Course Saturday,7/20, 7/27 and Sunday, 7/21, 7/28 Sunday, Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm 07/20/2024 - 07/28/2024 Ages 15 - 99

August Lifeguard Course Saturday,8/17, 8/24 and Sunday, 8/18, 8/25 Sunday, Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm 08/17/2024 - 08/25/2024 Ages 15 - 99

November Lifeguard Course Saturday,11/23, 11/30 and Sunday, 11/24, 12/1 Sunday, Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm 11/23/2024 - 12/01/2024 Ages 15 - 99