"The positive energy, knowledge, confidence, comfort level of the instructor made for a remarkably great experience for all of us as trainees... I’ve attended many trainings over the years including instructor training 20(+) years ago with the Red Cross itself and this was truly one of the best trainings I have ever taken. The new materials from Red Cross are great but in a word what made the course great was the instructor."
"Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their teaching. Both trainers communicated well with the class, and were very honest and straightforward when talking about approaches to realistic scenarios and situations - as opposed to just reading/reciting from the handbook."
"I liked how prepared I know feel about lifeguarding and what I would do if I faced an emergency. The course really made me understand what the role of a lifeguard really involves. I also really enjoyed my instructor. He had so much energy and always made learning so much fun. I'm incredibly glad that he was my instructor."
"What I liked most about this course is that both instructors took time to help individuals in the area that they were struggling with. It felt trusting for both instructors to not only know what they were doing when separating into two group but giving advice. The review session were a nice feature that I hadn’t experience before in between break and I think that’s a nice reminder to keep track of what you need to know."
"I thought the instructors were very knowledgeable and engaging. It was a lot of material to take in and a lot of physical activity to fit into one weekend. I did choose this condensed course though so I was aware of that prior to starting."
"It was not stuffy or boring. The way Chris and Olivia broke the course up and traded off teaching was great. The breakdown of inside class work and outside actual practice worked well. A few needed breaks were scheduled perfectly."
“Perfect. Just what I needed to refresh my knowledge and get to practice a bit. Colton was the best.”
"I appreciated Colton's professionalism as well as his flexibility and awareness of the student background and prior knowledge."
"I liked learning how to care for infants and little children because I have a little brother and now I feel more able to watch him correctly."
"I enjoyed the detailed information and helpful tips that were given to us for all the training skills that were taught. I learned a lot and feel better prepared now to do my job."
"The instructor, Chris, answered all of my questions and was very informative. I liked the open conversations where people shared real life experiences. He made us very comfortable asking questions. Thank you!"
"I liked how understanding and easy going the instructor [Chris] was. His main concern was that we knew the information. Great approach on teaching the information for us!"
"I liked the energy that the instructors brought to each lesson and the positivity."
"The real-life scenarios provided accurate opportunities to practice all skills. Each instructor was engaging in their own way and got a lot out of the students."
"It was fun, interactive and helpful! Thank you!"
"The instructors were very knowledgeable and able to help. When practicing CPR, their feedback was consistent and they made sure we properly did it, focusing on the details. Colton and Chris were especially energetic. Thank you! :)"
"Well presented - very understandable. Wonderful presentation, Thank you!"
"The instructors were very knowledgeable and passionate which made the course more interesting and also more helpful. I took a re-cert somewhere else in years past and I liked this one MUCH better!"
“Instructor was awesome. We had a good time laughing and saving lives. Colton was full of energy and very positive. He made the class fun and informative. Really enjoyed myself.”
“The lecture was very great and straight to the point. Colton was very pleasant to have. I would recommend him to teach other CPR classes.”
These comments are direct quotes from participants in our courses taken from Course Evaluations distributed at the end of every course we offer.