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National Lifeguard Certification - $250.00

Lifeguarding is an exciting and rewarding job that carries great responsibility. Guards take courses and train hard for events they hope will never happen and which they work hard to prevent. 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. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country. It is the only lifeguard certificate recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools. National Lifeguard certification is available in four options: Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf. The National Lifeguard Award Guide provides complete details for National Lifeguard Instructors and candidates. Minimum 16 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.
Lifeguarding is an exciting and rewarding job that carries great responsibility. Guards take courses and train hard for events they hope will never happen and which they work hard to prevent. 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. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country. It is the only lifeguard certificate recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools. National Lifeguard certification is available in four options: Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf. The National Lifeguard Award Guide provides complete details for National Lifeguard Instructors and candidates. Minimum 16 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.

Program Offerings

Lifesaving Society - National Lifeguard - July 20 - 21 & 27 - 28, 2019
Spring/Summer 2019

15 spot(s) available
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Summary Dates Time Location Status
Sat, Jul 20 2019 at 12:30 PM until 7:00 PM Sat, Jul 20 2019 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM Studio I
Sun, Jul 21 2019 at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM Sun, Jul 21 2019 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Studio II
Sat, Jul 27 2019 at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM Sat, Jul 27 2019 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Studio II
Sun, Jul 28 2019 at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM Sun, Jul 28 2019 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Studio II

Description: The 40 hours NL course is for lifesavers qualified with the bronze cross and Standard First Aid-CPR –C awards, and it covers the necessary skills for becoming a lifeguard. This certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and mature, responsible attitude toward the roles of the lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications, and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Candidates are also required to purchase a FOX-40 whistle and bring it with them the first day of the course. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years by last day of course, Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid certificate dated no more than two years from the certification date and certified by the Ontario Public Pools Regulation (565/90). The accepted agencies for SFA are the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol.

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Description: The 40 hours NL course is for lifesavers qualified with the bronze cross and Standard First Aid-CPR –C awards, and it covers the necessary skills for becoming a lifeguard. This certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and mature, responsible attitude toward the roles of the lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications, and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Candidates are also required to purchase a FOX-40 whistle and bring it with them the first day of the course. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years by last day of course, Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid certificate dated no more than two years from the certification date and certified by the Ontario Public Pools Regulation (565/90). The accepted agencies for SFA are the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol.


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