Getzville, NY: 716-688-4033
Buffalo, NY:   716-886-3145



The JCC of Greater Buffalo is one of the largest providers for American Red Cross courses in New York State.

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Certifications at the JCC

The “J” has you covered!

With 8 experienced Lifeguard & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructors, 35 Water Safety Instructors, and 2 Instructor Trainers, we are able to offer a broad range of classes and schedules, while still maintaining exceptional quality instruction.  We offer year-round classes in:

  • Lifeguarding (Ages 15+)
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (Ages 13+)
  • First Aid
  • Responding to Emergencies (Ages 15+)
  • Water Safety Instructor, WSI (Ages 16+)
  • Learn to Swim
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Babysitting (Ages 11+)
  • Lifeguard Instructor (Ages 18+)

To view our upcoming offerings, Click Here!

Please note that attendance at all registered classes is mandatory.  Once registered, a $30 cancellation fee may be applicable or additional fees may be applied to schedule make-up classes.  If the participant cannot pass the pre-requisite skills on the first day of class and decides to not continue, they will be eligible for a full refund minus the $30 cancellation fee.  From 48 hours prior to the start of class and onward, no refunds will be issued unless the participant has a medical excuse with a doctor’s note.  Please allow up to 7 full business days for certifications to process after successful completion of the course.  

Don’t see an offering that fits in your busy schedule?  The JCC also offers private instruction for individuals and groups!  For more information, please contact:

Nate Cox  Aquatics Manager/American Red Cross
tel: (716) 204-2085 
fax: (716) 688-3572

Eric Poniatowski  Director of Aquatics
tel: (716) 886-3172, ext. 411  
fax: (716) 961-0864




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