American Red Cross

Cherokee Recreation & Parks Agency understands the importance of patrons having a certain level of preparedness therefore we partner with the Red Cross to offer a variety of programs.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This class will provide you with an American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR for Professional Rescuer Nationally recognized Certification.


You must be 15 years of age by the last day of class and be able to complete the following skills on the first day of class:

Swim 300 yds. Continuously

Tread water for 2 minutes legs only

Retrieve 10 lb. brick from 7 ft of water

Other Information:

For this class you will need to come prepared to swim every day, and be on the floor for training. Please bring a packed lunch or you may purchase food at our concessions stand.

Session NameEvent DateAges
M-W April 2, 3, 4, 2018 4/2/2018 - 4/4/2018 15-0Register
SAT April 14, 21, 28, 2018 4/14/2018 - 4/28/2018 15-0Register
SAT May 5, 12, 19, 2018 5/5/2018 - 5/19/2018 15-0Register
SUN April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 4/8/2018 - 4/29/2018 15-0Register
T-TH May 29, 30, 31, 2018 5/29/2018 - 5/31/2018 15-0Register

Red Cross Babysitting

Purpose: To provide youth (Ages 11-15) who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Session NameEvent DateAges
FR May 4, 2018 5/4/2018 - 5/4/2018 11-15Register
SAT April 21, 2018 4/21/2018 - 4/21/2018 11-15Register
TH April 5, 2018 4/5/2018 - 4/5/2018 11-15Register

Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

These classes are taught to the Red Cross standard by Red Cross Instructors and Instructor Trainers. 

Link for online portion of class:

Online portion must be completed before coming to class.

Session NameEvent DateAges
SAT March 31, 2018 3/31/2018 - 3/31/2018 15-0Register
SAT May 19, 2018 5/19/2018 - 5/19/2018 15-0Register