Training & Certification

Upcoming Training and Certification Courses:

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training & Certification

Learn to respond to aquatic emergencies with this comprehensive training. Upon completion participants receive certifications in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional, and AED.

All classes use a blended learning program requiring time at home to complete assignments, and less lecture time on site. Participants can expect to spend six to eight hours of time before class dates to complete the work. Participants not prepared for a class must transfer to a later class date. 

Once registered, a letter will be sent out via email 10 days prior to start of class explaining how to access online work. Please read and follow the directions carefully. Failure to follow these directions will cause a move to another class and a $65 change.

All online work must be complete before your class begins.

Must be 15 years old, able to swim 300 yards without rest/stop, dive 10’ retrieve a 10lb. brick, and kick on your back with the brick for 20 yards, and tread water for two minutes without using your arms.

A $65 fee will be charged to those who do not pass the prerequisite skills, drop or transfer to another class.

 

Attendance required for all three days in one session below.

Dates/Times 

ALBEMARLE SQUARE SESSION DATES

ALBEMARLE SQUARE SESSION TIMES

DOWNTOWN SESSION DATES

DOWNTOWN SESSION TIMES

 

Pricing

Limited spots available. For more information or to signup, email Kathryn Stephenson for Albemarle Square, or Patrick Zierke for Downtown. You may also call the clubs: Albemarle Square- 434-978-3800, Downtown 434-984-3800.

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Lifeguard Review Classes

at acac Albemarle Square & acac Downtown

cpr certificationRe-certify your Lifeguarding or CPR for the Professional Rescuer through acac. These courses are designed for the Lifeguard who needs to re-certify their skills to keep their certifications up to date.

Dates

Albemarle Square

Downtown

Fri, Jan 6

Sat, Mar 11

Sat, Feb 11

Sat, Apr 1

Sat, Feb 25

Sat, May 27

Sat, Mar 18

Sat, Jun 3

Sat, Mar 25

 

Sat, Apr 15

 

Sat, Apr 22

 

Fri, May 12

 

Fri, May 19

 

Times

Pricing

Limited spots available. For more information or to sign up, email Kathryn Stephenson (for Albemarle Square class) or Patrick Zierke (for Downtown class) or call 434-978-3800.

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Lifeguard Instructor Training

This class certifies you to teach Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Come prepared and confident in your Lifeguarding skills and CPR skills and knowledge.

Participants must be at least 17 years old, and have completed all online work prior to the start of class.

Dates & Times

Pricing

Limited spots available. For more information or to sign up, email Kathryn Stephenson or call 434-978-3800.

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Water Safety Instructor Course

Learn to teach people how to be safe in, on, and around the water, and to teach individuals of different ages and abilities how to swim.

Participants must be at least 16 years old and be able to perform the following swimming skills: 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breastroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly. Participants must also be able to maintain a back float for one minute in deep water and tread water for one minute.

A portion of this class will need to be done online. Please log in to The Red Cross and create an account. Email Kathryn Stephenson, with your username and password. Must be completed 8 days prior to the start of the class. Failure to follow this step will cause a move to another class and a $65 change. Registration is required 7 days prior to session start.

All classes use a blended learning program requiring time at home to complete assignments and less lecture time on site. Participants can expect to spend six-eight hours of time completing the work prior to the start of class. Participants not prepared for a class must transfer to a later class date.

Participants must attend each class within the session.

Dates & Times

Winter Session:

 

Pricing

For more information regarding the certification courses, please email Kathryn Stephenson or call 434-978-3800.

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Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Dates & Times

To sign up, email Kathryn Stephenson or call 434-978-3800.