Aquatic Certifications

Aquatic certification courses are necessary for those who work, or wish to work in an aquatic environment.

Lifesaving principles are taught to develop basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies.



Drop-in Fee Not Required

Become a certified lifeguard in just one month! Only 12 spots available, classes start May 3rd.

Register in all three courses and receive 20% off registration.

Lifeguard Fast Track

Session 1
Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care
Course # 49881
May 3 – May 6

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Session 2
Lifesaving Society Bronze Medal Awards (Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross)

Drop-in Fee Not Required
The National Lifeguard program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies.
Drop-in Fee Not Required

Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR as well as skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting. This standard first aid course is recommended for lifeguards, aquatic instructors, lifesavers, and other individuals who may need to respond to a first aid emergency in an aquatic setting. Includes CPR C certification. In Alberta, the Lifesaving Society's Aquatic Emergency Care course is approved by the provincial government as a Standard First Aid course.             

Drop-in Fee Not Required

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  Bronze cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification.   

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion

Jul 17-20               M-Th     9:00 AM-2:00 PM             49859 

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Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion       

This course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence 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 500 m timed swim.             

Pre-requisites: Bronze star or 13 years old by last day of course

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Recertifies a National Lifeguard Certification. Prerequisite: Must provide proof of National Lifeguard Certification.
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Recertifies WSI certificate.
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Water safety instructors must have the ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills. This course will screen the candidate’s strokes and skills, as well as provide the materials and pins needed to complete the online component.
Drop-in Fee Not Required
The Water Safety Instructor Course focuses on planning and teaching the Red Cross Swim continuum, instructional emergency response skills and instructional techniques specific to Red Cross Swim programs. This certification allows candidates to teach all the Red Cross Swim programs.