Leadership Courses

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Launch your aquatic career. 

Qualified lifeguards and swimming instructors are in demand. Learn teamwork and leadership skills, boost your self-confidence and communication skills for future careers. 

The Centre offers Lifesaving Society leadership courses that will certify you to become a Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor. Re-certification courses are also offered every session for those needing to update their certifications. 

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Aquatic Leadership Programs and Opportunities

Courses at the Wellness Centre

The Centre offers the following leadership courses:

  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
  • Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid
  • Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid full course and recert
  • Junior Lifeguard Club
  • National Lifeguard: Pool course and recert
  • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Swim and Lifesaving Instructor
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training
  • Lifesaving Society Advanced Instructors and Examiner Standards Clinic
  • Red Cross WSI to Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor crossover course

Not all courses are offered each session. Please visit our registration website to see current course offerings.

Lifeguard & Swim Instructor: Required Qualifications 

The minimum required qualifications to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Sport & Wellness Centre include:

  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (Pool)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructors
Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking to fulfill your high school volunteer hours? Participants enrolled into the Junior Lifeguard Club or Swim Instructor course are provided with opportunities to shadow certified lifeguards and instructors. All shadowing hours count as volunteer hours. Contact the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 705-742-0050 x 2208.
Job Opportunities

Join our team! The Centre offers flexible hours, with early morning, day time, evening and weekend shifts available. Work with us in a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere. Applications for the position of Lifeguard and Swim Instructor are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

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