Leadership and Courses

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Launch your aquatic career.

If you are interested in becoming an aquatic instructor or a lifeguard, the Centre offers certification programs that can get you on your way. The Centre also offers employment opportunities in aquatics including swimming instructors and lifeguards.

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How to become a Lifeguard or Instructor:

Step one: Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
This course will prepare you to respond to a variety of aquatic emergencies and help develop your lifesaving knowledge, fitness, skill, and judgment. To take this course you must be at least 13 years of age or have completed Bronze Star.
Step two: Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid

This course is a continuation of Bronze Medallion and builds on the skills you've previously learned. You will need to provide proof of your Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid on the first day of class.

Step three: Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (for Lifeguards)

You must be at least 16 years of age and have your Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certifications issued by the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St John's, Canadian Ski Patrol, or Heart & Stroke.
Step three: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor & Lifesaving Society Instructor (for Instructors)
This course will prepare you to instruct the Red Cross Water Safety and Lifesaving Society swim programs.
Step four: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Level C / CPR with AED Certification
If you require training for work or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home, this two day course will teach you the first aid and CPR skills you need to know.


Already a Lifeguard or Instructor?

If you require recertification (and your certification has expired not longer than two years) you can become recertified with our Red Cross Water Safety Instructor re-certification course for Red Cross swimming instructors, or our Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service re-certification course for lifeguards.