Buckeye Aquatic Center

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The Aquatic Center is Closed for the season and will re-open

May of 2019.

Become a Lifeguard!



  • Lifeguarding is a fun and serious job.
  • Great interaction with the residents and the community!
  • lifeguard pay is higher than pay for other part-time jobs.


  • Sign up for the lifeguard certification training class. Certifications are through StarGuard Elite and Starfish Aquatics Institute. The class is offered to those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Obtaining certifications does not guarantee job placement.

Note: Participants must come prepared to swim each class session and attendance is mandatory for all classes. Certification is awarded after successfully completing the exams.  Failure to pass final skills tests and written exams does not allow for refunds. StarGuard® certification is valid for one (1) year.


  • 15 years old (Note: must be at least 16 years old to work for the City of Buckeye)                             
  • Swim 300 yards continuously                                                                                                                     
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, legs only
  • Retrieve and swim 20 yards with a 10 pound weight

($35 is non-refundable if participant does not pass pre-water skills test)

Price is $125 Residents / 150 Non Residents


Summer positions are also available for seasonal Lifeguards at the Buckeye Aquatics Center.             Visit the online link to apply today!

Aquatic Center Rental Form and Guidelines

Questions?  Contact Us!

Dr. Saide Recreation Center
1003 E. Eason Avenue 
Buckeye, AZ 85326 
Phone: 623-349-6350


Hours of Operation                                                                                                                                                Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                  Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

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