Lifeguard Training West Virginia


West Virginia University Red Cross Lifeguard Training

West Virginia University provides lifeguard training through the American Red Cross program. Classes are provided by the Physical Activity and Sports Science Department at E. Moore Hall.

They provide classes for CPR and AED certification as well as lifeguard certification training.

West Virginia State Parks Summer Lifeguard

There are 16 State parks that provide opportunities for swimmers and will be needing lifeguards. The state provides great opportunities for summer lifeguard jobs.


  • Oversee aquatic locations
  • Prevent accidents
  • Rescue Swimmers in distress
  • Collect admission fees
  • Maintain grounds
  • Enforce rules and regulations


  • Poolside Assignments: Minimum Basic Lifeguarding Certificate
  • Beach assignments: Full lifeguard training (Red Cross, Jeff Ellis Association, boy scouts)


University of West Virginia (College of Physical Activity)

  • P.O. Box 6116 | Morgantown, WV 26506
  • Tel. (304) 293-3295
  • E-Mail.
  • Website

West Virginia Red Cross

West Virginia State Parks & Forest

  • Address – 324 4th Avenue | South Charleston, WV 25303
  • E-Mail -
  • Tel - (304) 558-2764


  1. bob ware says:

    are lifeguards at a city pook in west virginia required to be certified, and if so are they required to have the certific posted. Thank you Bob

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