Lifeguard and Instructor Courses

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5/20/19
The UB Aquatics program is introducing the American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding Program. This course combines online knowledge acquisition and in-person water, first aid and CPR/AED skills training. Building on the same knowledge and skills as our traditional in-person only training, the course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water.
10/16/18
The UB Aquatics program is introducing the American Red Cross Learning Lifeguarding Review Course. This course combines classroom and practical in-person water, first aid and CPR/AED skills training. Building on the same knowledge and skills as our traditional training, the course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water.
10/18/18
The purpose of the Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.
1/15/19
The purpose of the Instructor Review Course is to review materials instructors teach within the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructors also review content within the Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. There is also an option for Instructors to test their basic lifeguard skills for recertification.
5/23/19
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course is a Red Cross certification for swimming and diving instructors. The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use course materials, how to conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate participants' progress. This course is completed partially online, in a classroom and pool deck, as well as in the pool.
4/11/19
The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.

Contact a Professional

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Nathan Bourke

Aquatics Director

Recreation

93 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-5599

Email: nabourke@buffalo.edu