Aquatic Certifications

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We offer the following aquatic American Red Cross certification courses at our facility: Lifeguard, Lifeguard Recertification, Water Safety Instructor, and Lifeguard Instructor. All certifications are valid for 2 years upon completion date. See below for current offerings.

Fall 2021 Trainings

American Red Cross Blended Lifeguard Certification Course

Program runs: September 17 - September 19

Times: Friday, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Registration runs August 1 - September 9 at noon


American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course 

Program runs: November 5 - November 7

Times: Friday, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Registration opens August 1

Questions? Contact Noah Rogers, rogersn2@vcu.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Affairs
101 S. Linden St.
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 827-1100

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Page last updated 08/14/2018

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