Aquatic Certifications

MCV Campus Rec & Aquatic Center is closed through Mon,1/22, due to major HVAC system leak. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with contractors and VCU FMD to repair as quickly as possible. We tentatively expect to reopen Tue, 1/ 23. This is subject to change. Larrick Student Center is open. Details at our Facility Status page.



certifications

Certifications

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

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

February 16-18 & 23-25

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by February 15 at 12:00 p.m. 

Class times:

  • Friday, February 16 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, February 17 (12:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, February 18 (12:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 23 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, February 24 (12:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, February 25 (12:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Rates:

  • Student: $100
  • Member: $175
  • Non-Member: $225

May 14-18

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by May 11 at 12:00 p.m.

Class times: 

  • Monday, May 14 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 15 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 16 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 17 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 18 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 

Rates:

  • Student: $100
  • Member: $175
  • Non-Member: $225

 


 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification 

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

March 23-25

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by March 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Class times:

  • Friday, March 23 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 24 (12:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 25 (12:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Rates: 

  • Student: $50
  • Member: $75
  • Non-Member: $125

May 18-20

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Register here on the MyRecSports Portal by May 17 at 12:00 p.m.

Class sessions: 

  • Friday, May 18 (5:00 - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 19 (12:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, May 20 (12:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Rates: 

  • 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.