Aquatic Certifications

VCU RecSports offer various aquatic certifications for our students, members and non-members at an affordable rate. If online registration does not work, please visit the Cary Street Gym to register Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 

October 6-15 | Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Learn skills and knowledge to prevent aquatic emergencies, increase your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by October 5 at 12:00pm. 

Class sessions:

Friday, October 6 (5:00-10:00pm)

Saturday, October 7 (Noon-6:00pm)

Sunday, October 8 (Noon-6:00pm)

Friday, October 13 (5:00-10:00pm)

Saturday, October 14 (Noon-6:00pm)

Sunday, October 15 (Noon-6:00pm)


Student: $100

Member: $175

Non-Member: $225



American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification 

November 3-5 | Friday, Saturday and Sunday

American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification class is only open to those with a current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED certifications. This class will recertify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen for 2 years.

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by November 2 at 12:00pm. 

Class sessions:

Friday, November 3 (5:00-10:00pm)

Saturday, November 4 (Noon-7:00pm)

Sunday, November 5 (Noon-7:00pm)


Student: $50

Member: $75

Non-Member: $125


 For more information on the following courses, contact Amanda Simmons at (804) 827-0321 or vculifeguards@gmail.com.