Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs.
Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You’ll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.
Prerequisites: Lifesaving Society only recognizes Emergency/Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.
A physical standards exam is scheduled for the last day of Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, NLS, LSS swim and lifesaving instructor course, Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid. Exam dates cannot be re-scheduled. Anyone who fails to attend the exam date must re-take the full course.