Become a lifeguard at the University of Calgary
How to become a lifeguard:
Step 1: Complete the Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion course
Step 2: Complete Bronze Cross course
Step 3: Get your National Lifeguard certification
Please note, the Lifesaving Society's Swim Instructor certification is also required to be employed at the University of Calgary Aquatic Centre.
See our upcoming lifeguard and swim instructor course offerings below.
National Lifeguard Recertification (NLR)
Part of the Lifesaving Society Lifeguarding Program. Recertification of your National Lifeguard (NL) certification is based on the ability to meet ALL performance criteria laid out by the Lifesaving Society. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the recertification course. Ongoing training and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness is important to being able to lifeguard effectively.
Bronze Medallion/Cross Combined
The Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion and Cross course challenges candidates both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion/Cross training. This course emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Complete two courses for the price of one with this combined camp.