Charlottesville Alert

acac Crozet will be closed for two weeks from Monday, October 28 – Tuesday, November 12 for phase 1 of renovations. Members can use acac Downtown, Albemarle Square, and Pantops during this time. 

The traffic pattern at the acac Downtown parking deck will change beginning Thursday, October 17. Please visit our Facebook page for the updated traffic pattern, valet parking details, and more information.

Training & Certification

Upcoming Training and Certification Courses:


2019 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.





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


2019 Lifeguard Review Classes

at acac Albemarle Square

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.




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


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

New sessions coming soon!

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


Water Safety Instructor Course

New sessions coming soon!

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


Safety Training for Swim Coaches

New sessions coming soon!


* This does not include the cost to the Red Cross for the online portion which must be completed prior to coming to class. Please follow this link to access this work and bring the completed report with QR code with you to the class you are registering for. 

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