Lifeguard Classes

American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes are offered year round, including one day classes for re-certification. To participate, students must be 15 years old by the final class date and must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously: 100 crawl stroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 choice stroke on stomach

  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs

  • Complete the following timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 ft. to retrieve a 10-lb object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards on the back to the starting point, with both hands holding the object, and exiting the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Once the class is passed, the certification is good for two years and includes lifeguarding, cpr, first aid, and aed. See the information form below for more specific dates and cost.

Open to non-members.


Currently enrolling students for our July Lifeguard Certification course we will be holding in July.  Specific dates and times still pending.

To place yourself on the contact list for this class drop by the Fitness/Aquatic Center and add your name to the list.  You can also call the Front Desk at 804-730-2472.

Questions:  Contact Will Brunner at aquatics2@burkwoodclub.com




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