2019 Lifeguarding Classes

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard or do you need to re-certify so your license remains valid? If so, please check out the classes we are offering this Spring!

The first step is to register and pass the pre-test. This is a requirement for all candidates seeking certification and for those re-certifying. A “pass” on a pre-test is good for up to 3-months. If the time between the pre-test and the class is greater than 3 months, candidates must re-take the pre-test.

After passing the pre-test, you may register for any of our lifeguarding classes, which are described below. The maximum number of participants in a class is 10 so our classes typically fill up quickly so we encourage you to register early! You can register online or at the Front Desk.

For more information, contact Aquatics Director, Eva Schellenbach, at eschellenbach@rousecenter.com or 540-318-6332.

Lifeguard Pre-Test

To be eligible to take the Lifeguard Certification and Recertification courses, all students must: swim 300 yards using any combination of freestyle and breaststroke using rhythmic breathing and good technique. Students must also swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10lb brick and carry it while kicking on his/her back to the starting point within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Participants must also tread water for 2 minutes using only their legs.

Member                  $15

Non-Member           $20

Current Pre-Test Class Offerings: Please click “date” to register

March 21st @ 7:30 pm

April 10th @7:30 pm

May 1st @7:30 pm

Lifeguard Recertification 

This course is for those who hold a current American Red Cross lifeguarding certification who want to renew their certificate. Class includes ARC First Aid & CPR/AED. Students must attend the full class, complete all course work, and pass the final skills test and written exam in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid to obtain certification. All students must register for and pass the lifeguard pre-test before taking the class.

Member                   $180

Non-Member            $240

Current Lifeguard Recertification Classes: Please click “date” to register

March 31st: 8am – 5pm

April 18th: 8 am – 5 pm

May 11th: 8 am – 5 pm

Lifeguarding

Prevent drowning and become a lifeguard! You must be 15 years of age and able to pass lifeguard pre-test. Class includes ARC First Aid & CPR/AED. Students must attend all classes, complete all course work, and pass final skills test and written exam in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid to obtain certification. All students must register for and pass the lifeguard pre-test before taking the class.

Member                  $225

Non-Member           $300

Current Lifeguard Classes: Please click “date” to register

March 9th & 10th, 8 am – 5 pm – This class is full

March 23rd & 24th, 8 am – 5 pm

April 15th, 16th & 17th: 10 am-3 pm

April 27th & 28th: 8 am – 5 pm