Lifeguard certification classes scheduled at Glenville State in April and May

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Individuals interested in earning or renewing certification as a Red Cross lifeguard should make plans to sign up for one of two classes being offered at Glenville State College’s Pool.

Certification classes are being organized for April 13, 14, 20, 21, and May 4, 5, 11, 12. The classes last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and take place at the GSC Pool which is located in the Health and Physical Education Building. Cost for the certification is $225 per person.

Participants, who should be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class, must pass a swim test at the first session. The test consists of a 300-meter continuous swim using either the front crawl or breaststroke, treading water, hands-free, for two minutes in the deep end of the pool, and completing a brick retrieval within one minute forty seconds.

For more information and to request a registration form, contact GSC Director of Aquatics and Recreation Kathy Gilbert at or by calling (304) 462-6441.

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