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(980) 272-7946

Charlotte, NC 28262

Hours: Monday – Saturday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Lifeguard Classes
OWA is happy to provide full certification courses in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross (2 year certification). We have an onsite instructor who is experienced in the field of lifeguarding, and can promise you a complete and rewarding class experience!

These classes will get you the certification necessary to get a job at several locations throughout Charlotte (and beyond) including right here at OWA Swim School. 

Upcoming Blended Learning Classes

These courses utilize video homework you can watch on your schedule that must be completed prior to the first day of class and 3 in person water skills sessions. Contact Jessica at 980-272-7946 to register.
April 19th-21st
May 3rd - 5th
June 21st - 23rd


  • You must be 15 or older by the last day of class
  • Be able to swim 300 yards continuously (not timed) using Freestyle and Breaststroke
  • Complete a timed event (1 min. 40 sec.) where you swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. bag, swim with the bag back 20 yards, and get it and yourself out.                                
  • 2 minute tread water, using legs only

*No refunds will be given if you are unable to do the above skills on the first day of class. If you have concerns regarding these prerequisites, please call and speak with Jessica to set up a swim test before your class begins.