Recreational Sports is committed to offering health and safety class to students, faculty, staff, and community members throughout the year. We offer lay responder, lifeguarding, and instructor level classes. 

Lay Responder Classes
CPR/AED/FA (Adult, Child, Infant)
Fee: VT Affiliate- $50 | Non-VT Affiliate-$75
Dates + Times:

  • July 16, 12:30 – 3pm
  • July 21, 12:30 – 3pm


Lifeguarding Classes
Lifeguard Class
Fee: VT Affiliate- $175 | Non-VT Affiliate-$200

  • None available over summer

Lifeguard Re-certification Class
Fee: VT Affiliate- $100 | Non-VT Affiliate-$125

  • None available over summer


Please sign up 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 to the 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'sbasketball schedule.

Class Accomodations and Special Needs
If you need special accomodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics, Gabby Marquez at

Private classes
We offer private Health and Safety classes for groups of 10 or more.  For more information, please contact Gabby Marquez at