We Bring The Training To You!

The Aquatic Training Academy (ATA), a member of The Aquatic Connection, partners with organizations across the country to provide American Red Cross lifeguarding, water safety instructor, CPR/AED, and first aid training and certification.

Lifeguarding Certifications

ATA provides Lifeguard Certifications for shallow water pools, deep water pools, waterparks, and waterfronts including lakes, ponds, and bays. Our trainers also have extensive experience working with youth organizations, aquatic facilities, schools, and more.

Water Safety Instructor Certification

ATA offers two swim instructor certification courses: Basic Swim Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Training. Find out which certification best fits your facility’s needs!

Lifeguard Instructor Certification

Interest in certifying lifeguards in your community?
Been a lifeguard and looking to grow within your organization?
Consider becoming and Lifeguarding Instructor! This certification will allow you to train other lifeguards!

Become an Elite Training Facility

Looking for high-quality, reliable, and sustainable aquatic programming and training for your community? The Aquatic Connection works with communities and organizations nationwide to provide a variety of aquatic training and professional development services, as well as assist in creating sustainable programming such as swim lessons for children!

The instructors are very knowledgeable and take the time to make sure each trainee has fully understood each skill. I feel very confident in the skills I was taught. I look forward to working with The Aquatic Connection for future trainings.

— Andrew Henderson, Massachusettes
Director of Youth Organization

I learned a lot in my lifeguarding course. It was a supportive and focused environment that relied on instructor feedback, COVID adaptations, and teamwork to complete the training. I feel confident with the skills learned that I am able to respond to any emergency at my facility.

— Riley Maynard, New Hampshire
Lifeguard Training Participant