Aquatics

UB Aquatics strives to provide safe, comfortable, and professional aquatic programming for the State University of New York at Buffalo students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

Swimming and Water Safety are important skills for the members of the Buffalo community. UB Aquatics is determined to ensure that those who live in and around the Buffalo community have the knowledge and skill to enjoy aquatic environments safely.

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Private Swim Lessons

SPRING 2021 PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (For 1 person)

- Six lessons for $150.00 for 1 person

All swim lesson times are full.

Dates: Sundays: 3/21, 3/28, (NO CLASS 4/4), 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

Times available:

1-1:30 PM, 1:40-2:10 PM, 2:20-2:50 PM, 3-3:30 PM, 3:40-4:10 PM, 4:20-4:50 PM.

Make up lessons are not available this session.


If you have any questions please Click here​ to email the UB Learn to Swim Program
$150.00

ARC Full Lifeguard Course

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.

BLG 5:
Saturday, 5/22/21 (pretest) 11:30am-1pm
Sunday, 5/23/21 11:30am-6pm
Saturday, 5/29/21 11:30am-6pm
Sunday, 5/30/21 11:30am-6pm

BLG 6:

Thursday, 5/20/21 (pretest) 4:30-6pm
Monday, 5/24/21 4:30-9pm
Tuesday, 5/25/21 4:30-9pm
Wednesday, 5/26/21 4:30-9pm
Thursday, 5/27/21 4:30-9pm

BLG 7:

Thursday, 6/3/21 (pretest) 7-8:30pm
Monday, 6/7/21 4:30-9pm
Tuesday, 6/8/21 4:30-9pm
Wednesday, 6/9/21 4:30-9pm
Thursday, 6/10/21 4:30-9pm

COST:  $200 Includes hip pack, whistle and pocket mask. 

COURSE TEXTBOOK: http://www.redcross.org/participantmaterials

LOCATION: Alumni Arena Natatorium, North Campus


Requirements (Refund available if not met)

  • Participants must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.Retrieve a 10 pound object from a depth of 7 feet within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Requirements (No Refund available if not met)

  • Success Candidates must be present for all 6 classes.
  • Must receive an 80% on both multiple choice exams.All participants must successfully complete all physical requirements with respect to lifeguarding skills.
  • All participants must exhibit professionalism at all times during the course.


All lifeguard courses are full.

$200.00

ARC Lifeguard Review Course (recertification)

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.

COST:  $100

COURSE TEXTBOOK: http://www.redcross.org/participantmaterials

LOCATION: Alumni Arena Natatorium, North Campus

PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 6 MAX


Must be available for all class sessions.
$100.00

ARC Lifeguard Instructor Course

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.

COST:  $200 Includes hip pack, whistle and pocket mask.

LOCATION: Alumni Arena Natatorium, North Campus

PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 6 MAX


Requirements (Refund available if not met)

  • Participants must be 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess one of the following:
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards
    • An equivalent certificate from another organization
  • Successfully complete the In-Water Pre-course Session
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course
  • Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-course Exam (80% or better)

Requirements (No Refund available if not met)

  • All participants must attend every class. (Any participant that misses a class will not receive certification. No exceptions, no refunds.).
  • All participants must achieve 80% or better on all written exams.
  • All participants must successfully complete all physical requirements with respect to lifeguarding skills.
  • All participants must exhibit professionalism at all times during the course. (Inappropriate behavior will result in dismissal of the course. No exceptions, no refunds.)

This course is full.


LGIF 1:

Monday, March 22, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, March 29, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, April 5, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday,April 12, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, April 19, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, April 26, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, May 3, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

Monday, May 10, 2021  6:30-9:30 PM

$200.00

Water Safety Instructor Course

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.

COST:  $200

LOCATION: Alumni Arena Natatorium, North Campus

PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 6 MAX


Prerequisites

  • Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the In-Water Pre-course Session, which includes being able to swim at least at the American Red Cross Level 5 proficiency.
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Water Safety Instructor Program.

Requirements

  • All participants must attend every class. (Any participant that misses a class will not receive certification. No exceptions, no refunds.)
  • All participants must achieve 80% or better on all written exams.
  • All participants must successfully complete all physical requirements with respect to lifeguarding skills.
  • All participants must exhibit professionalism at all times during the course. (Inappropriate behavior will result in dismissal of the course. No exceptions, no refunds.)

There are no classes currently scheduled. Please check back.

$200.00

Waterfront Lifeguard Course

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.

COST:  $200 

LOCATION: Alumni Arena Natatorium, North Campus

COURSE TEXTBOOK:

http://www.redcross.org/participantmaterials

PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 6 MAX


Prerequisites

  • Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Be at least 15 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
      • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
      • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.
      • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
    • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings places 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.

    Requirements

    • All participants must attend every class. (Any participant that misses a class will not receive certification. No exceptions, no refunds.).
    • All participants must achieve 80% or better on all written exams.
    • All participants must successfully complete all physical requirements with respect to lifeguarding skills.
    • All participants must exhibit professionalism at all times during the course. (Inappropriate behavior will result in dismissal of the course. No exceptions, no refunds.)
    • Participants will need an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual.
$65.00