Training & Courses

Get the training you need to ensure safety for those around you! Are you looking to make a career move and need first aid training or various lifeguard courses? Would you like to ensure your child is safe at home? We have training courses developed to meet these needs. Our professional staff teach various Lifesaving Society Lifeguarding courses and Red Cross First Aid courses for ages 8 and up.

Child Programs

  • Junior Lifeguard Club

    • Junior Lifeguard Club Sep 24 to Nov 05 07:15 PM-08:15 PM Unavailable
      Prerequisites: 8 – 13 years of age and completion of Swim Kids 6

      Pricing: $65.00 (Member), $78.00 (Non – Member)

      The Junior Lifeguard (JLC) program is designed so that its participants can learn fundamental aquatic skills across a variety of program areas. Club members will work on improving their swimming strokes and fitness skills and learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, leadership, and teamwork skills. These skills will prepare them with the knowledge and ability to successfully progress through other Society programs.

      JLC instructors will also work with participants to track their goals in a WaterLog. They will also work through the Canadian Swim Patrol program with the JLC participants.
      603740
      Fri from Sep 24 to Nov 05 (6 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-08:15 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Junior Lifeguard Club Nov 19 to Dec 17 07:15 PM-08:15 PM Available
      Prerequisites: 8 – 13 years of age and completion of Swim Kids 6

      Pricing: $54.00 (Member), $65.00 (Non – Member)

      The Junior Lifeguard (JLC) program is designed so that its participants can learn fundamental aquatic skills across a variety of program areas. Club members will work on improving their swimming strokes and fitness skills and learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, leadership, and teamwork skills. These skills will prepare them with the knowledge and ability to successfully progress through other Society programs.

      JLC instructors will also work with participants to track their goals in a WaterLog. They will also work through the Canadian Swim Patrol program with the JLC participants.
      603741
      Fri from Nov 19 to Dec 17 (5 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-08:15 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

Youth Programs

  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

    • Bronze Cross Oct 29 to Oct 31 09:00 AM-04:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid with CPR C, 14 years of age and ability to swim 400 m in 11 minutes using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Bronze Cross is the Lifesaving Society's Assistant Lifeguard Award. Bronze Cross expands lifesaving skills with a focus on teamwork, and begins the transition from lifesaver to lifeguard. Principles and techniques for active supervision of aquatic facilities are introduced and put into practice n the role of Assistant Lifeguard.

      603737
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 29 to Oct 31 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-04:00 PM
      Aquatics - Training Pool B
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

    • Bronze Medallion Sep 24 to Sep 26 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Unavailable
      Prerequisites: minimum of 13 years of age, ability to complete a timed swim of 500 m using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke. Recommended completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or participation in Junior Lifeguard Club.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Course Schedule:
      September 24: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      September 25 and 26: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR A and AED.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and basic first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603744
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Sep 24 to Sep 26 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

    • National Lifeguard - Pool Nov 19 to Nov 28 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: minimum of 16 years of age, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and Bronze Cross

      Pricing: $350

      Course Schedule:
      November 19: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 20 and 21: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      November 26: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 27 and 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, fitness, judgment and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications.

      Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.

      The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603738
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 19 to Nov 28 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR

    • Red Cross Standard First Aid - AED & CPR-C Oct 19 to Oct 20 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Future
      Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention content, CPR and AED.
      603723
      Tue, Wed from Oct 19 to Oct 20 (2 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Aquatics - First Aid Training

Lifeguard Training Programs

  • Junior Lifeguard Club

    • Junior Lifeguard Club Sep 24 to Nov 05 07:15 PM-08:15 PM Unavailable
      Prerequisites: 8 – 13 years of age and completion of Swim Kids 6

      Pricing: $65.00 (Member), $78.00 (Non – Member)

      The Junior Lifeguard (JLC) program is designed so that its participants can learn fundamental aquatic skills across a variety of program areas. Club members will work on improving their swimming strokes and fitness skills and learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, leadership, and teamwork skills. These skills will prepare them with the knowledge and ability to successfully progress through other Society programs.

      JLC instructors will also work with participants to track their goals in a WaterLog. They will also work through the Canadian Swim Patrol program with the JLC participants.
      603740
      Fri from Sep 24 to Nov 05 (6 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-08:15 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
    • Junior Lifeguard Club Nov 19 to Dec 17 07:15 PM-08:15 PM Available
      Prerequisites: 8 – 13 years of age and completion of Swim Kids 6

      Pricing: $54.00 (Member), $65.00 (Non – Member)

      The Junior Lifeguard (JLC) program is designed so that its participants can learn fundamental aquatic skills across a variety of program areas. Club members will work on improving their swimming strokes and fitness skills and learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, leadership, and teamwork skills. These skills will prepare them with the knowledge and ability to successfully progress through other Society programs.

      JLC instructors will also work with participants to track their goals in a WaterLog. They will also work through the Canadian Swim Patrol program with the JLC participants.
      603741
      Fri from Nov 19 to Dec 17 (5 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-08:15 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

    • Bronze Cross Oct 29 to Oct 31 09:00 AM-04:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid with CPR C, 14 years of age and ability to swim 400 m in 11 minutes using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Bronze Cross is the Lifesaving Society's Assistant Lifeguard Award. Bronze Cross expands lifesaving skills with a focus on teamwork, and begins the transition from lifesaver to lifeguard. Principles and techniques for active supervision of aquatic facilities are introduced and put into practice n the role of Assistant Lifeguard.

      603737
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 29 to Oct 31 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-04:00 PM
      Aquatics - Training Pool B
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

    • Bronze Medallion Sep 24 to Sep 26 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Unavailable
      Prerequisites: minimum of 13 years of age, ability to complete a timed swim of 500 m using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke. Recommended completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or participation in Junior Lifeguard Club.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Course Schedule:
      September 24: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      September 25 and 26: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR A and AED.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and basic first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603744
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Sep 24 to Sep 26 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

    • National Lifeguard - Pool Nov 19 to Nov 28 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: minimum of 16 years of age, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and Bronze Cross

      Pricing: $350

      Course Schedule:
      November 19: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 20 and 21: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      November 26: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 27 and 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, fitness, judgment and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications.

      Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.

      The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603738
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 19 to Nov 28 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool) Recert Exam

    • National Lifeguard Recertification Oct 22 12:00 PM-05:00 PM Available
      This is a recertification course for participants who already have a National Lifeguard certification through the Lifesaving Society. Participants must present proof of National Lifeguard certification in order to recertify.
      603749
      Fri Oct 22 (1 Sessions)
      12:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP

First Aid Training Programs

  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR

    • Red Cross Standard First Aid - AED & CPR-C Oct 19 to Oct 20 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Future
      Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention content, CPR and AED.
      603723
      Tue, Wed from Oct 19 to Oct 20 (2 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Aquatics - First Aid Training

Adult Programs

  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

    • Bronze Cross Oct 29 to Oct 31 09:00 AM-04:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid with CPR C, 14 years of age and ability to swim 400 m in 11 minutes using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Bronze Cross is the Lifesaving Society's Assistant Lifeguard Award. Bronze Cross expands lifesaving skills with a focus on teamwork, and begins the transition from lifesaver to lifeguard. Principles and techniques for active supervision of aquatic facilities are introduced and put into practice n the role of Assistant Lifeguard.

      603737
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 29 to Oct 31 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-04:00 PM
      Aquatics - Training Pool B
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

    • Bronze Medallion Sep 24 to Sep 26 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Unavailable
      Prerequisites: minimum of 13 years of age, ability to complete a timed swim of 500 m using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke. Recommended completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or participation in Junior Lifeguard Club.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Course Schedule:
      September 24: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      September 25 and 26: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR A and AED.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and basic first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603744
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Sep 24 to Sep 26 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

    • National Lifeguard - Pool Nov 19 to Nov 28 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: minimum of 16 years of age, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and Bronze Cross

      Pricing: $350

      Course Schedule:
      November 19: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 20 and 21: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      November 26: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 27 and 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, fitness, judgment and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications.

      Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.

      The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.
      603738
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 19 to Nov 28 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool) Recert Exam

    • National Lifeguard Recertification Oct 22 12:00 PM-05:00 PM Available
      This is a recertification course for participants who already have a National Lifeguard certification through the Lifesaving Society. Participants must present proof of National Lifeguard certification in order to recertify.
      603749
      Fri Oct 22 (1 Sessions)
      12:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR

    • Red Cross Standard First Aid - AED & CPR-C Oct 19 to Oct 20 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Future
      Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention content, CPR and AED.
      603723
      Tue, Wed from Oct 19 to Oct 20 (2 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Aquatics - First Aid Training