2019 Training for Employees

Training Overview

All employees hired for lifeguard, instructor, or coaching positions are required to be Lifeguard/CPR/1st Aid/AED certified.  Employees are responsible for completing (or maintaining) this training prior to beginning their employment at Overlee. Employees are hired based on this certification, therefore failure to complete training will affect employment status.  Lifeguarding certifications are good for 2 years.  You must take re-certification classes before your certification expires.

Swim Instructor Certificate (15 yo Guards, Instructors & Coaches)

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Guards, Coaches and Swim Instructors fifteen (15) years of age to complete a swim instructor training class BEFORE they can work.

  • online classes (see below)
  • Overlee refunds course fee (up to $35)
  • must have Lifeguard certification prior to course
  • certification paperwork needs to be on file before working

 Swim Instructor Certificate Approved Classes

Swim Lessons University

August Lifeguard Certification Classes at Overlee

August Class Signup Link

All Re-certification and New Certification: To prepare for the class please read/review the Red Cross lifeguarding manual prior to the class. You are responsible for knowing the material in the manual. Books will be available for reference at the class. New Lifeguard will be provided with a hard copy manual. 

Re-certification: Please review the course videos prior to the recertification class (link is provided above).  Please bring your mask to the class for it is NOT provided. If you do not have a mask one can be purchased at the class for $15. If you do not bring your mask you will be charged for a replacement mask. 

On the first day of class please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time with payment. The class will start promptly at 8:00 am. Please bring a swimsuit and towel. Checks can be made payable to Greg York. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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