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Lifeguarding Courses & Programs: We Train
Canada’s National Lifeguards

National Lifeguard is the professional standard for lifeguard training in Canada. National Lifeguards are trained by the Lifesaving Society, Canada’s lifeguarding experts, to work at pools, waterfronts, waterparks, and surf environments across the country. They keep people safe through accident prevention, public education, and rescue response. Most importantly, National Lifeguards save lives.

Become a Lifeguard

Becoming a National Lifeguard is a rewarding but challenging journey that builds leadership and personal skills employers are looking for. Knowledge and skills learned in each course will carry over into the next to help you succeed. Lifesaving courses like Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross prepare you with water rescue skills, while Standard First Aid and CPR-C trains you to provide lifesaving measures to victims.

There are four streams of National Lifeguard: Pool, Waterfront, Waterpark, and Surf. These streams ensure National Lifeguards from across Canada are prepared to lifeguard in their unique work environments.

National Lifeguards are always in training and take recertification courses to keep their skills, knowledge and fitness sharp.

Steps To Becoming A National Lifeguard

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths.

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross

Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. As the Lifesaving Society’s Assistance Lifeguard program, Bronze Cross hones judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness to prepare candidates for success in National Lifeguard (NL) and instructor certifications.

Standard First Aid & CPR-C

Standard First Aid & CPR-C

Provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid, CPR and AED use! Whether you need training for employment or simply want to be prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to act with confidence.

National Lifeguard Pool

National Lifeguard

The primary role of a lifeguard is to prevent incidents and, where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. National Lifeguard builds on the previously learned lifesaving principles and is designed to prepare candidates to be professional facilitators of safety in aquatic environments.

Train Locally, Work Nationally

Being a National Lifeguard is not like any job you’ve ever had. It requires skill, physical fitness, teamwork and making life saving decisions. National Lifeguards are in demand across Canada, competing on the world stage, creating new friends and making a difference. Find a lifeguarding job in BC and the Yukon today.

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Hire a Lifeguard

Hire a Lifeguard

Did you know that less than 2% of all drownings in Canada occur in lifeguard-supervised setting? When planning activities or events in, on and around the water at an unsupervised setting you may want to hire a lifeguard. The Lifesaving Society can help connect you with an insured National Lifeguard in your area who offers their services at private functions. Contact us for more information.

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