Lifeguard Training Information

For anyone interested in becoming a life guard, RVA (which is located in Richmond near the airport) is offering the classes required for certification. See the information below for further details.

SwimRVA Safety School
SwimRVA is your one-stop shop for CPR, First Aid, AED, Oxygen Administration, Lifeguard Certifications, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), and all re-certifications/updates!

At SwimRVA, we teach future lifeguards to create and maintain safe environments for swimmers of all ability levels, creating more opportunity and access for everyone. Let us help you kick start your aquatic safety professional career journey!

Learn more below about our full Spring/Summer schedule below:
Contact Phone: 804-271-8271.

 CPR/First Aid/AED
This American Red Cross class is a two year certification in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. It is the top certification for lay responders: perfect for educators, parents, workplace training, etc. This course will help to prepare you for any number of first aid situations involving adults, children or infants.

Register For CPR/First Aid/AED
Feb 12 (Mon 10a-1p)
Feb 13 (Tue 5p-8p)
Mar 12 (Tue 5p-8p)
Mar 13 (Wed 10a-1p)
Apr 9 (Tue 5p-8p)
Apr 10 (Wed 10a-1p)

Lifeguard Certification
Must attend a Guard Ready/Pre-Requisite course prior to this class.
This course is the American Red Cross Lifeguarding class, with certification for CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Oxygen Administration, valid for two years. This is a blended learning course that combines online learning with in-person skills. Please see our upcoming class sessions here:

Register For Lifeguard Certification
Feb 2-4 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Mar 8-10 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Apr 1-3 (Mon, Tue, Wed)
Public School Spring Break
Apr 5-7 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Public School Spring Break
Apr 19-21 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Apr 26-28 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
May 10-12 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
May 17-19 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Jun 4-6 (Tue, Wed, Thur)
Jun 17-19 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Lifeguard Re-Certification
If you have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or your certification is recently expired, this Lifeguard Review class is the class for you.

Register for Lifeguard Review Here
Mar 4 (Mon 9a-7p)
Mar 30 (Sat 9a-7p)
Apr 4 (Thu 9a-7p)
Apr 13 (Sat 9a-7p)
May 12 (Sun 9a-7p)
May 18 (Sat 9a-7p)
May 24 (Fri 9a-7p)

posted 02.05.24