2017 Training for Employees


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.

May Lifeguard Certification Classes at Overlee

Overlee offers certification, and re-certification courses before the season begins to help employees complete their training. Please note that you are responsible to maintain your certification. If you are unsure of your certification status, please email [email protected] To enroll in the class please email [email protected] This is to give us a general idea of the size of the class. If you do not enroll prior to the start date just show up at 7:50 am on the first day of class.

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

Re-certification: There is an online portion to the class that is required to be completed PRIOR to May 21st. A completion certification MUST be produced to be eligible for the class. The link can be found within the Blended Learning Course letter above. You MUST bring a mask to the class. If you do not you will be charged for a mask in addition to the class fee. 

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 swim suit and towel. Checks can be made payable to Greg York. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

August Lifeguard Certification Classes at Overlee

Overlee traditionally offers Lifeguard classes the first week of August.  Check back here for more info or contact [email protected] if you’re interested.

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


Lifeguard Certification Classes by other providers