Lifeguard Certification

The curriculum to become a certified lifeguard has been developed under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a group of nationally recognized experts that reviews the curriculum to ensure that the information provided offers the latest science. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are designed to teach you not only the basics in water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water. The Red Cross blends both traditional lecture style along with crucial hands-on training in order to teach you effective techniques to deliver prompt care to those in need. Learn how to respond safely and efficiently to water emergencies with lifeguard classes from the American Red Cross. 


Session #1- January Weekends

1/27, 1/28, 2/3, 2/4, 2/10, 2/11

Session #2- March Weekends 

3/2, 3/3, 3/9, 3/10, 3/16, 3/17

Time: 8:00-4:30

New Location: Lovejoy Pool (1171 E. Lovejoy St.)


No Cost for City of Buffalo Resident

$250 Non-Resident

$75 Re-Certification

Payment Form – Lifeguard Certification Program


    1) Enter First/Last Name (used in registration form) for corresponding payment.
    2) Choose payment option and submit!
  • $250 Non-Resident $75 Re-Certification
  • MasterCard
    Supported Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa
  • $0.00

Please call the Pools & Rinks Office at (716) 851 – 5998 for more information or visit us at:
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