Steps for Becoming a Lifeguard
There are five steps required to become a lifeguard:
- Bronze Star / Swim Kids 10
- Bronze Medallion - (Must be 13 years of age)
- Bronze Cross
- Aquatic Emergency Care or Standard First Aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) level C and automated external defibrillator (AED)
- National Lifeguard - Pool Award (must be 16 years of age by the end of the course)
Develop your problem-solving, Water Smart and decision- making skills with this program!
Continue your lifeguard training in this class, where you will learn waterfront search skills, first aid skills and contact rescues.
Prerequisite: 13 years of age
Dates: Sundays, March 7th - 28th, 2021, 9:15 - 2:15 pm
Water spinals, submerged victim rescues, team rescue skills and treatment of complex injuries are taught in this level.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
Dates: Monday - Thursday, March 29th - April 1st, 2021 1:30 - 6:00 pm
Aquatic Emergency Care
Take your lifesaving training to the next level! If you are planning to be a professional lifeguard or looking for more comprehensive first aid and lifesaving training, Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) will give you the edge. AEC provides hands-on training in the care of injuries and illness common to both aquatic and non-aquatic settings.
National Lifeguards guards are always in training to keep their skills, knowledge and fitness sharp. They are required to keep other important certifications such as CPR and first aid up-to-date. Some are trained in advanced treatments like using oxygen or in the use of specialized equipment like defibrillators and personal watercraft. National Lifeguard is Canada’s only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program.
Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age - Bronze Cross certification and a current Standard First Aid certification from one of:
- Canadian Red Cross
- Lifesaving Society
- St. John Ambulance