Become a Lifeguard

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 Become a Lifeguard!


back of lifeguard overlooking a pool




  • 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. 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.


    Even with cooler temperatures in the forecast, now is the time to start thinking about becoming a lifeguard next summer at the Buckeye Aquatic Center. 

    Certified lifeguard classes, which include First Aid and CPR/AED training from the American Safety and Health Institute, begin Dec. 26. 

    Pre-requisites include:


    • Minimum age is 15 (Must be 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 


    Attendance is mandatory for all classes and participants must come prepared to swim at each class session. The certification is valid for one year and awarded upon successful completion of both a skills test and written exam. No refunds for failure to pass the final exams.

    All classes take place at the Buckeye Aquatic Center, 207 N Ninth Street.
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Price: $125 Residents, $150 Non-residents
    Class dates:


    • Thursdays, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 29
    • Mondays, Mar. 9 through Thursday, Mar. 12
      •  ($35 is non-refundable if participant does not pass pre-water skills test)


     This is a great opportunity to receive lifeguard certified from industry- leading training, StarGuard® certification program.

     Registration is online for both the Winter and Spring classes. Then, visit the city’s website for job openings for a lifeguard position this summer at the Buckeye Aquatics Center.




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