Why SwimRVA?


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.

Check out Courtney Paulk's amazing CATALINA SIMW!!  Click here...

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 July 2016

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 srevices desk a call at 804-271-8271.  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 Brad Burton at  brad.burton@swimrichmond.org

register for lifeguarding class  

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

Lifeguard Certification Course Schedule

Session LG-09
Lifeguarding Certification

(Waiting List Only)

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 5pm to 6pm (Prerequisites)
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 9am to 6pm
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 9am to 6pm
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 9am to 6pm

Lifeguard Review Course Schedule

The course schedule for the 2016-2017 schedule has concluded.  In some cases, a custom course may be scheduled if enrollment, schedule, and instructor availability permit. Please email Brad Burton at  brad.burton@swimrichmond.org to inquire about a private/custom course.



Community CPR Course Schedule

Community CPR can be scheduled at SwimRVA with one of our great instructors!  Minimum enrollment of 6 students is required to schedule the course.  Please email Brad Burton at  brad.burton@swimrichmond.org to start the scheduling process.



register for lifeguarding class  

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


Why do I have to pay at registration time?
  • Payment is required to reserve a spot on the course roster.  SwimRVA Safety School courses are very popular and often sell out several weeks in advance
What happens if I do not pass the prerequisite swim test for the lifeguarding class?
  • Students who do not pass the prerequisites on the first day of the course  will not be allowed to continue.  SwimRVA offers swim lessons and coaching to hep prepare for a later course.  If you decide the course is not for you after the prerequisite testing, your registration amount will be refunded, less a $50 evaluation fee for the full lifeguarding course, or a $30 fee for the lifeguarding review course.
What happens if I need to switch to another class or cancel my registration?
  • SwimRVA will be happy to get you into a course that fits your schedule.  Changes made more than 10 days prior to the start of the course will not be subject to any fees.  If you need to change courses within 10 calendar days of the start of the original class, there will be a $25 change fee.  If you must cancel your registration within 10 days, your amount will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee for lifeguarding and $30 for review courses.
The lifeguarding class that fits into my schedule is full.  Can you squeeze me in?
  • All classes have a wait list in the event that someone should cancel or change their class.  Occasionally, SwimRVA can assign an additional instructor to a course an open up the wait list if there are enough to fill another class
What is the registration deadline for classes?
  • You may register for a class up to 30 minutes prior to that start of the course.  Classes fill up quickly so we encourage you to sign up early.  
Will I get a refund if I do not pass the course and gain my certification?
  • We do not offer refunds to students who do not meet the testing requirements to gain certification.