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Lifeguard Certification Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Includes: 

  • CPR - for the professional rescuer.

  • ​Lifeguard Certification

  • AED Certification

  • Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer

  • Each potential Lifeguard must pass a prerequisite swim test. For more information please contact cast@abingdon-va.gov.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Classes 

  • Minimum Age limit 15 years’ old

  • Cost $225.00 including Lifeguard Training, CPR for Pro Rescuer, Automated External Defibrillation, First Aid, Preventing Disease Transmission all books and materials. Appropriate swim attire and towel required at each class meeting.

  • Prerequisite Test: *schedule an appointment by contacting Carri Bradshaw at cast@abingdon-va.gov.

  • 300 Yards Continuous Swim (12 lengths of indoor pool)

  • Brick Retrieval (Swim to deep end retrieve 10-pound brick, swim back, and exit pool with brick in less than 1min 40sec)

  • 2 min tread.

Upcoming Lifeguard Certification Classes- 2024

Lifeguard Training – March 23 – March 24 – Blended Learning                 

Prerequisite test must be completed by Thursday March 14 by 5:00 PM.

Online portion of the class must be completed prior to the first day of class, 8:00 AM March 23. Link for online portion will be sent to the email that is provided at time of prerequisite test. 

Saturday March 23 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

Sunday March 24 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

Lifeguard Training – April 6 – April 7 – Blended Learning                          

Prerequisite test must be completed by Thursday March 28 by 5:00 PM.

Online portion of the class must be completed prior to the first day of class, 8:00 AM April 6. Link for online portion will be sent to the email that is provided at time of prerequisite test. 

Saturday April 6 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

Sunday April 7 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

Lifeguard Training – April 20 – April 21 – Blended Learning                        

Prerequisite test must be completed by Thursday April 11 by 5:00 PM.

Online portion of the class must be completed prior to the first day of class, 8:00 AM April 20. Link for online portion will be sent to the email that is provided at time of prerequisite test. 

Saturday April 20 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

Sunday April 21 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – In Class

 

Lifeguard Training – May 4 – May 5 – Blended Learning 

Prerequisite test must be completed by Thursday April 25 by 5:00 PM.

Online portion of the class must be completed prior to the first day of class, 1:00 PM May 4. Link for online portion will be sent to the email that is provided at time of prerequisite test. 

Saturday May 4 – 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM – In Class

Sunday May 5 - 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM – In Class                                                        

*Sign-ups are open now for the classes listed above. Spots are not held without payment. On-Line registration is available at coomescenter.com Questions please email Carri Bradshaw at cast@abingdon-va.gov.

About The Rec

Location
300 Stanley Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday 

1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

 

Outdoor Pool Hours

Monday - Friday

12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact
(276) 623-5279

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