About

Why SwimRVA?

Programs

Lessons, Fitness, CPR, 

Pool Schedules

Availability & Events

 

   

Located in Chesterfield County, SwimRVA serves the Greater Richmond area as a catalyst for regional aquatics and community-wide focus on water safety, health & fitness, sports tourism and competitive swimming.  We offer swimming lessons, water aerobics, aqua running, water polo, CPR & lifeguard certification courses, masters swimming, warm water therapy pool, land fitness classes, and youth triathlon training.

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SwimRVA is proud to be a Make-A-Splash partner.  The USA Swimming Foundation partners with Learn-To-Swim providers nationwide to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate the community about the importance of learning to swim.  For more information please check out the website: www.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash

 

SwimRVA would like to say thank you to our following sponsors:

 
 

SwimRVA Safety School Schedule

SwimRVA Safety School schedule through June 2018

SwimRVA offers American Red Cross certification courses every month of the year!  Check out our offerings for Lifeguarding CertificationLifeguarding Review (Re-Certification) and our Community CPR Class!  To register for any of the courses below, give our member services desk a call at 804-271-8271 or register online below.  Classes are open to the public because safety isn't just for our members, it's for everyone.

** For specific inquiries about SwimRVA course offerings, please email Ted Quinn at ted.quinn@swimrichmond.org

Already Enrolled?  Click one of the following - Lifeguard Certification Course or Lifeguard Review Course

Lifeguard Pre-Requisite (Guard Ready) Course Schedule 

The Lifeguard Pre-Requisite (Guard Ready) Course must be completed prior to taking the Lifeguard Certification class.  Our Guard Ready Course is scheduled at multiple points during the year to better fit your schedule.  You can attend either of the Guard Ready courses provided to be eligibile for ANY of the lifeguard courses.  There you will be required to:

  • Show proof of age: Must be 15 by last scheduled day of class.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not allowed).  *This is the only portion of the class where goggles are allowed*
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:
    • Swim 20 yards with your face out of the water. *Goggles not allowed*.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7’7” to retrieve a 10-pound dive brick.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back and swim back to the starting point with both hands holding the brick, keeping your face at or near the surface. You should not swim the distance under water. Candidates must exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
      Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back and swim back to the starting point with
      both hands holding the brick, keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to
      get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Candidates must exit the water
      without using a ladder or steps.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
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Pre-requisites for new LG, LGI classes Mon, Nov 6, 2017 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Nov 20, 2017 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Dec 4, 2017 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Dec 18, 2017 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Jan 8, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Feb 12, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Feb 26, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Mar 12, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Mar 26, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Apr 9, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Apr 23, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, May 7, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, May 14, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Tue, May 29, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Jun 4, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Jun 11, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Jun 18, 2018 6 to 7pm
  Mon, Jun 25, 2018 6 to 7pm

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Lifeguard Certification Course Schedule

Must register and attend a Guard Ready class prior to attending this class.  The Lifeguard Certification class is a blended learning course that combines online learning with in-person skills.  Please plan to complete all eLearning modules, including the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid final eLearning exam, at least two days prior to your first in-person skills session.

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Session LG-01
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Fri, Nov 24, 2017 2pm to 6pm
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 9am to 6pm
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 9am to 6pm

Session LG-02
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Thu, Dec 21, 2017 2pm to 6pm
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 9am to 6pm
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 9am to 6pm

Session LG-03
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Mon, Mar 05, 2018 2pm to 6pm
Tues, Mar 06, 2018 9am to 6pm
Wed, Mar 07, 2018 9am to 6pm

Session LG-04
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Tue, Apr 03, 2018 2pm to 6pm
Wed, Apr 04, 2018 9am to 6pm
Thu, Apr 05, 2018 9am to 6pm

Session LG-05
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Wed, May 09, 2018 5pm to 9pm
Thu, May 10, 2018 5pm to 9pm
Sat, May 12, 2018 9am to 6pm
Sun, May 13, 2018 9am to 6pm

Session LG-06
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Sat, Jun 16, 2018 2pm to 6pm
Sun, Jun 17, 2018 9am to 6pm
Mon, Jun 18, 2018 9am to 6pm

Session LG-07
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 2pm to 6pm
Thu, Jun 21, 2018 9am to 6pm
Fri, Jun 22, 2018 9am to 6pm

Session LG-08
Lifeguarding Certification

(Blended Learning)

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 2pm to 6pm
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 9am to 6pm
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 9am to 6pm

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Lifeguard Re-Certification and Review Course Schedule

Must have a current certification or your certification is no more than 30 days expired.  Guard-Ready not neccesary to participate in this class.

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Session LR-01
Lifeguarding Review
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 9am to 3pm
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 9am to 3pm
Session LR-02
Lifeguarding Review
Sat, Mar 10, 2018 9am to 3pm
Sun, Mar 11, 2018 9am to 3pm
Session LR-03
Lifeguarding Review
Sat, Apr 07, 2018 9am to 3pm
Sun, Apr 08, 2018 9am to 3pm
Session LR-04
Lifeguarding Review
Mon, May 21, 2018 5pm to 9pm
Tue, May 22, 2018 5pm to 9pm
Wed, May 23, 2018 5pm to 9pm
Session LR-05
Lifeguarding Review
Thu, Jun 07, 2018 5pm to 9pm

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Lifeguard Instructor Course Schedule

Must be at least 17 years old.  Must have current lifeguard certification. Must attend a Guard-Ready class prior to course date to demonstrate skill proficiency.  

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Lifeguard Instructor LGI-01 Must attend a Guard Ready for pre-req
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
Lifeguard Instructor LGI-02 Must attend a Guard Ready for pre-req
Tue, Jan 2, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Wed, Jan 3, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Thu, Jan 4, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Lifeguard Instructor LGI-03 Must attend a Guard Ready for pre-req
Mon, Feb 5, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Tues, Feb 6, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Lifeguard Instructor LGI-04 Must attend a Guard Ready for pre-req
Tues, Mar 6, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Wed, Mar 7, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm

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Lifeguard Instructor Update Class Schedule

Must be at least 17 years old and have an acitve Lifeguard Instructor certification

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Lifeguard Instructor Update Thu, Oct 19, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
for current LGI only (attend one) Fri, Nov 3, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
  Fri, Dec 1, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
  Wed, Dec 6, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
  Wed, Dec 13, 2017 9:30am to 5:30pm
  Mon, Jan8, 2018 9:30am to 5:30pm