City to Offer Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Program for Local Youth Summer Jobs


The City’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services is pleased to offer Red Cross Lifeguard Certification training classes for local youth ages 15 and over, beginning in February, 2018. Certified lifeguards may qualify for summer life guarding jobs with the City’s Department of Recreation.

Lifeguard Prep Classes will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 6 through March 1.

Lifeguard Training Classes are offered in two sessions: Session 1 - 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 6 through May 3 (no class April 3 or 5) or Session 2 - 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; weekdays from May 7 through May 11; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification training classes are offered free of charge to all high school students in the Rochester City School District. Participants will be required to purchase a pocket mask and accompanying American Red Cross book for $50. High School Students, living outside of the city, are welcome to participate in the training classes for a registration fee of $75. The classes are also open to Adults age 18 or over, (regardless of residency) however, those individuals will be required to pay a registration fee of $125. pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Former lifeguards seeking re-certification must attend a series of three classes. Two Re-certification sessions will be offered at the Adams Street R-Center, 85 Adams St., on the following dates and times: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17; or 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24. The registration fee for Lifeguard Re-certification is $75.

For more information and to download a registration form, visit or call (585) 428-7456.
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