A Century in Aquatics: Making the water safer for everyone.


For the past century, the American Red Cross has helped millions of people, kids, teens and adults learn to swim, become lifeguards and instructors and be water smart. Find out more or get involved here. 


The American Red Cross created the first national water safety program in the U.S. – and today it’s still the gold standard for aquatics training. All of that training is making a difference. In the last century, we’ve helped to reduce accidental drownings by nearly 90% nationwide.

Download the Red Cross Swim App!


TEXT ‘SWIM’ to 90999 or download at the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Marketplace.


Learn more about water safety, including simple steps you can take to help ensure the safety of your family in a variety of environments, such as home pools and the ocean.


Take the Water Safety Quiz

Join us as we champion water safety for the next 100 years. With programs based on the latest science, and new ways to learn in the water and online, you’ll be ready to get your feet wet.


Make Safe Happen: A Founding Partner in the Centennial Campaign

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