The Lifesaving Society provides a fun and challenging progression of lifesaving training programs.
Our Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross courses for swimmers 13 years of age and up and National Lifeguard Service program can enable you to achieve your goals. Our fast-paced “crash course” curriculum over one or two weekends, depending on the course, enables you to accelerate your completion.
Lifesaving Instructors teach and certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date.
National Lifeguard certification is the Canadian industry standard to work as a lifeguard.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your swim. Everyone must complete COVID-19 symptom screening when they arrive. Mask wearing is mandatory in all public spaces but not in the pool.
This course challenges participants both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. The focus is on acquiring the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water.
Lifesaving Instructors teach and evaluate skills, but only Bronze Examiners may certify candidates. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current)
Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17
8:30 am to 5 pm
This course begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and start to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. The importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies is emphasized.
Lifesaving Instructors teach and evaluate skills, but only Bronze Examiners may certify candidates. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.
Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency or Standard First Aid certifications (need not be current).
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 Lifeguard is Canada’s only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. Those who pass the program 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.
National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country and is recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools.
Your health and safety, and that of our staff is our top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility. Please familiarize yourself with the mandatory health and safety measures at University Settlement.