McComas Hall
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
War Memorial Hall
09:00 am to 11:00 pm
Rec Sports Main Office



American Red Cross Health & Safety Classes

                            Fall Semester Courses


Registration opens on August 1 for all classes!

                                 Lay Responder Classes 

CPR/AED/First Aid (Adult, Child, & Infant)
Fee: VT Affiliate- $60 | Non-VT Affiliate-$80
August 25-        12:30-3:00pm
September 8-    12:30-3:00pm
September 10-  1:00-3:30pm
September 14-   5:30-8:00pm
September 22-  12:30-3:00pm
October 8-         1:00-3:30pm
October 18-       5:30-8:00pm
October 19-       5:30-8:00pm
November 5-     1:00-3:30pm
November 9-     5:30-8:00pm
November 10-   5:30-8:00pm


                                 Lifeguarding Classes

Lifeguard Classes 
Fee: VT Affiliate- $175 | Non-VT Affiliate-$200
Dates: None available
Lifeguard Re-certification Classes  
Fee: VT Affiliate- $100 | Non-VT Affiliate-$125
Dates: None available
Times: --


                                 Instructor Level Classes


Water Safety Instructor Classes (WSI)
Fee: VT Affiliate- $225 | Non-VT Affiliate-$250
Date: None available 
Time: --
Lifeguard Instructor Class (LGI) 
Fee: VT Affiliate- $225 | Non-VT Affiliate-$250
Date: None available
Time: --
We offer private Health and Safety classes for groups of 10 or more.  For more information, please contact Gabby Marquez at

                                 Course Descriptions 

First Aid/CPR/AED (Adult, Child, and Infant)

Purpose: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Lifeguard Instructor Class (LGI) 

Purpose:The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Blood borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Water Safety Instructor Instructor Class (WSI) 

Purpose:The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentation in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress.

Lifeguard Course

Purpose:The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Lifeguard Re-certification Course

Purpose:The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.

                Health and Safety Course Information

Please register online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit cards, or checks 3 business days prior to the class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech


A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed.  A $10 fee will be administered for all refunds. 


Class Cancellation:

Health and Safety classes with fewer than three participants will be cancelled and participants will recieve a full refund for the class.

Parking on Campus:
Depending on your affiliation with the university and the time of the day, there may be parking restrictions.  Please refer toThe Parking and Transportation website for details. All health and safety classes are held in 198 McComas Hall .  Please know that the McComas parking lot will be closed during home basketball games. Please check the Men's and Women's Basketball schedule. 
Class Accomodations and Speacial Needs:
If you need special accomodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics, Gabby Marquez at


Contact Information
Gabby Marquez 
Assistant Director for Aquatics 
(540) 231-9917
142 McComas Hall (0358)
Blacksburg, VA 24061