Aquatic Leadership Training
Lifeguards, water safety instructors and lifesaving instructors are qualified to work in aquatic facilities.
Become a Lifeguard
Lifeguards monitor pools to prevent drowning or injuries in the aquatic facility and administer first aid if required. Throughout the year, we offer the Lifesaving Society courses (listed below) required to become a lifeguard. Check the Lifesaving Society for courses being offered in other locations.
- Bronze Star
- Bronze Medallion
- Bronze Cross
- Standard First Aid
- National Lifeguard (NL) Offered March 2020
Become a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructors teach people how to swim. Aquatic facilities usually hire people that are both certified lifeguards and certified water safety instructors.
Interested in becoming a Water Safety Instructor?
Let us know by signing up for the Water Safety Instructor List. (There is no charge).
The Water Safety Instructor Course will be offered if there is enough interest.
Become a Lifesaving Instructor
Lifesaving Instructors prepare people to become lifeguards by teaching lifesaving skills through programs like Junior Lifeguard and the Bronze level preparation. Getting ready to become a lifeguard – Junior Lifeguard, and Bronze Level preparation for becoming a lifeguard.
Interested in becoming a Lifesaving Instructor?
Let us know by signing up for the Lifesaving Instructor Interest List. (There is no charge).
The Lifesaving Instructor Course will be offered if there is enough interest.
Aquatic Fitness Instructor
Aquatic Fitness Instructors teach drop-in aquatic fitness classes. SCRD Aquatic Fitness Instructors are required to have NL certification and one of the following certifications for teaching aquatic fitness classes:
- British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA)
- Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES)
- Canadian Aquafit Leaders Alliance (CALA)