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National Lifeguard Pool

National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. This training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. It emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, a 50-meter sprint challenge, a 50-meter rescue drill, and a 400-meter endurance challenge. The program includes classroom and water activities. 100 % attendance and participation are required.
Completion Criteria:
• Attend and participate in 100 % of the course.
• Successfully demonstrate competency in required skills, activities, and final evaluation.

Pre-Course Requirements:
• 15 years of age by the first day of the course
• Bronze Cross
• Standard First Aid.

Manuals required for the course (available at the pool):
• Alert, Lifeguarding in Action – approximate cost $50.40
• National Lifeguard Award Guide – approximate cost $27.72

National Lifeguard Awards will be mailed to successful candidates by the Lifesaving Society. Certification of this award is for 2 years.

Course #204954 in Leisure Online