Lifesaving Lifeguard/Instructor Courses

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Lifeguard/Instructor who is at least 15 years old please contact                                              us at 519-867-2651 or email for more information!




Swim Instructor & Lifesaving Instructor Course

                           Swim Instructor/Lifesaving Instructor –                                  Aug 26-30, 2024 8:00AM – 5:00PM

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

The Lifesaving Instructor award prepares instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society’s:

  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction
  • Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C

Registration Requirements: 

  • Swim Instructor – 15 years of age and Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Instructor – 15 years of age and National Lifeguard

Lifesaving Society NL Course

                                        Aug 12-16, 2024 8:30AM-6:30PM

The National Lifeguard -Pool award builds on the knowledge from Bronze Cross. The candidates will learn how to supervise a pool and rescue those in distress. Only those who hold a National Lifeguard – Pool award may lifeguard in a pool setting.

Registration Requirements:

  • 15 years of age
  • Standard First Aid CPR-C
  • Bronze Cross

                    Standard First Aid & CPR-C

                                            No course scheduled at this time.


Bronze Medallion with EFA

July 08 – July 12, 2024 – 9AM-1:30PM

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 400 m timed swim.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Bronze Cross with SFA

                               July 22 – July 26, 2024 – 9AM-4PM

Begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid

Standard Cancellation Policy:  Please be aware that cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee and any cancellation made within 48 hours of the scheduled course is subject to 100% cancellation fee.  

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