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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 outside instructors who are 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). We will take the extra step and give you job references, names, and numbers if desired to a number of companies hiring every spring.

Additional details will be sent out after registering online. Please view and keep a copy of the information sheet and bring the registration/liability form with you on the first day of class (both available below).


  • 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. If you have concerns regarding these prerequisites, please speak with Melissa to set up a swim test before your class begins.

*A credit or debit card is required to register online, but will NOT be charged immediately. Payment will be done after you have been contacted in person to verify your information and class dates.