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Certified Lifeguard training classes open for registration

Post Date:02/24/2020 9:07 am

Buckeye’s Community Services Department is offering training classes for anyone interested in becoming a certified lifeguard from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 9 through 12 at the Buckeye Aquatic Center, 207 N. 9th Street. 

The training and certification training program, StarGuard® from the Starfish Aquatics Institute, uses a holistic approach to learning with practical skills incorporated into the program. Successful completion of the training also include certifications in First Aid and CPR/AED. Male lifeguard with whistle in chair

Attendance is mandatory for the four-day class, and students must come prepared to swim at each session. A one-year certification is awarded after successfully completing both the skills test and written exam. 

The cost to attend this class is $125 for Buckeye residents, $150 for non-residents. Pre-requisites for the class include:

  • Must be 15 years old (Note: must be at least 16 years old to work for the city of Buckeye)
  • Swim continuously for 300 yards
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, with your legs only
  • Retrieve and swim 20 yards with a 10 pound weight
  • $35 is non-refundable if participant does not pass the pre-water skills test

This is a great opportunity to receive lifeguard certified from industry- leading training, StarGuard® certification program. 

Seasonal, summer lifeguard positions at the Buckeye Aquatics Center are also open. You can apply online at buckeyeaz.gov/government/job-opportunities 

Deadline to register for the StarGuard® training class is March 5th, and you can register for class online.  

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