For more about what we offer see below. Call the facility at 716-876-7424 for questions about registration.
Classes Offered at the Aquatic & Fitness Center:
We offer the following basic level classes:
Please Note: All courses follow American Red Cross guidelines and are taught by our own certified, experienced staff.
The American Red Cross offers three different class formats—Full, Review and Challenge.
A Review course is an abbreviated version of the full course. The purpose of a review course is to refresh and re-evaluate the knowledge and skills. The knowledge and skills requirements of a review course are the same as the original, full course.
To be eligible to participate in a review course, a participant must possess a certificate in the same course that is expired for no more than 30 days. Upon successful completion of the review course, the participant receives a certificate that is valid for 2 years from date of completion of the review course.
The 30-day grace period only provides an opportunity to enroll in a basic-level review course. It is not considered an extension to an expired certificate nor for entry into an instructor-level course.
Finally, all courses will require successful demonstration of skills and scoring 80% on all written tests.
The following are brief descriptions of the classes we offer. For more detailed information please see the American Red Cross site here. To check out the different class formats, click here.
This course teaches one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of an AED, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations.
Course Length: Full Course-8 hours, Review Course-4 hours, Challenge Course- 3 hours
Prepare you to respond to basic emergencies, and recognize and care for injuries while using the EMS system.
Perhaps the most comprehensive course of it’s kind in Western New York, our course is taught by staff that works in the field year round. Each course we offer includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Administering Emergency Oxygen. (Only Full and Review courses are available, Challenge courses are not.)
Prerequisites: 15 years old by the last day of class; swim 300 yards using front crawl and breaststroke; swim one length, retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7 to 10 feet of water and carry it back to starting point using only your legs, and exit the pool in one minute, forty seconds, and tread water without hands for two minutes.
Course Length: Full Course- 30 hours, Review Course- 14 hours
Lifeguard Training Instructor
The Lifeguard Training Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach the Lifeguard Training and other associated courses.
Prerequisites: 17 years of age and current lifeguard training certification.
Course Length: 27 hours.
Water Safety Instructor
The Water Safety Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach swimming and aquatic safety courses.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the last day of the class; swim 25 yards each of front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly; float/scull on back for one minute in deep water; tread water for one minute. Learn to Swim Level 4 ability
Course Length: 33 hours.
Waterfront Lifeguarding Module
Learn the basic skills for Waterfront lifeguarding for work in beach front and open water environments. This course is offered in June only.
Prerequisites: Current lifeguard certification which must be presented at the beginning of class.
Course Length: 7 hours.
In order to register for any of the American Red Cross classes, you can stop in at the Aquatic & Fitness Center or go to our Online Registration and Tee Time page. Simply follow the instructions and you should be able to register. When you do register, please be sure to review all information contained within this section. Some other items to keep in mind are as follows:
Please call us at 716-876-7424 with any additional questions you may have.