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Lifeguarding Recertification Course

Q: Do I need to provide my current lifeguard certification to complete a lifeguard refresher class?

Yes. Without proof of current certification, you cannot take the refresher class. Please email a copy of your certification card to us at

Q: Do I have to take the Recertification class before my existing certification expires?

Yes. You can only take the Recertification class if your current certifications are still valid. Certifications must be valid the day the Recertification course begins.  

Q: My current certification expires before the Recertification course, what should I do?

You should look for a recertification class that begins before your certification expires. If you can't find one and your certification expires, then you'll have to take the Lifeguarding: Full Certification course again. 

Q: Where is my Lifeguarding Recertification course being held? 

Lifeguarding classes are held at the Blairwood Tennis, Swim, and Fitness Club.  9300 Blairwood Road. Louisville, KY 40222

Q: Do I have to buy a textbook? 

No. All required books and supplies are included in the cost of the course.

Q: What do I need to bring to class?
  • Picture ID that shows your date of birth

  • Swim suit

  • Sunglasses & sunscreen, if class held at an outdoor pool

  • Towels – you will want extras

  • Warm Comfortable Clothing and a second set of clothes

  • Swim goggles (optional)

  • Pen, pencil, highlighter, paper for taking notes

  • Money for lunch or bring a sack lunch (there is no refrigerator)

  • Drinking water

Q: Should I call someone, if I still have a question?

Yes, please contact J.C. at (502) 394-9759 or

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