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American Red Cross Training Courses

"Providing aquatic programs that will enrich lives is what we do here every day"

The Carroll E. Summers Jr. Aquatic Center is an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider of American Red Cross courses. The Carroll E. Summers Jr. Aquatic Center will offer opportunities for Aquatic enthusiasts who seek continuing education or certification. These Courses include the Lifeguard Training and First Aid program or Lifeguard Management program, the CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer Course and the Safety Training for Swim Coaches program. Each program offers the latest in technology and expert instruction needed to meet and exceed the requirements for commercial and or Parks and Recreation Aquatic Facilities’. All courses are held at the UISD Aquatic Center among the finest aquatic facilities in the United States

What are the Lifeguard Training and First Aid Program?

Program Description: To teach Lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly effectively to emergencies, and prevent drowning and injuries. This course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, O2 Administration and Blood Bourne Pathogens.

Course Length: 26 hours Prerequisites: Be 15 years of age by the end of the class. Pass a pre-course screening in swimming skills.

Fee: $170.00 (Check or Money Order) (Payable to UISD)

The ARC / LG course is accepted by the Texas Department of Health Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas. Section 265.199 (g),(1),(b)

Business Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

American Red Cross Instructor (s)
Louis S. Fruia
UISD Aquatic Center Coordinator
Phone: (956) 473-6173
Cell: (956) 545-4552
Fax: (956) 877-6510

Janelly Mendoza M.Ed WSI/LGI

Alan Trujillo WSI/LGI

Jose Mandujano WSI/LGI

All American Red Cross courses are affiliated with the following Aquatic Organizations.

The United States Swimming
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Phone: 719-866-4578

What are the CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer Program?

Program Description: To teach professional rescuers (those with a duty to act and provide care) the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies

Course Length: 8 hours

Fee:$100.00 (Check or Money Order) (Payable to UISD)

Schedule: Saturday ;8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline is one week before the first day of class.


The United Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.