You have just enrolled in the SwimRVA Safety School!
First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your enrollment for your American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification at SwimRVA. Together with SwimRVA, you will help to elevate aquatics safety in the region and create access for all.
You will find a few items in our Welcome Packet which will help to prepare you for the first day!
CLICK HERE to download the Lifeguarding Course Welcome Packet
- Welcome Letter – this will give you the basic information about this class like what to expect on the first day of the course and what to bring with you to class. It will also give you a glimpse into the prerequisite swim tests.
- SwimRVA Waiver and Photo Release – please print, and sign this document if you are 18 or older. If you are under 18, have a parent or guardian read this and sign. Please bring this with you on the first day of class and hand it in to your instructor. It is required prior to participating in class.
- Red Cross Health and Safety Guidelines - since we will be practicing skills that involve other students, there steps that we take to keep you healthy and safe throughout the course. Please check out this information from the Red Cross to fully prepare you for class.
Please pay particular attention to the details of the prerequisite in-water testing. A strong swimming ability and comfort level in the water is the foundation for performing a majority of the rescue skills presented in the course. Students must be able to pass all prerequisite testing prior to continuing in the course. If the student is unable to complete the water skills at the start of the course, their enrollment may be able to transfer to a later class, assuming that there are open spaces available. This will give the student time to work on their swimming skills to be able to pass the course. In the event that a later date is not suitable for either the student or SwimRVA, a partial refund will be issues in the form of payment. There are different fee amounts for a variety of situations that may come up. More information about the class and fees are located on our website at www.swimrichmond.org/safety-school/faqs.htm.
SwijmRVA will also be issuing a lifeguard manual for each participant on loan to be returned at the end of the class. You can also download a free copy from the American Red Cross. You may use this to begin reviewing early or to use as a reference after the course. CLICK HERE to download the Lifeguarding Manual from the American Red Cross.
Good Luck and we look forward to seeing you at SwimRVA!