National Lifeguard

What is National Lifeguard Service?

National Lifeguard Service (NLS) is the third and final certification required to become a pool, waterfront and waterparks lifeguard in Canada. In this course students bring their knowledge full circle with applying the physical and water rescue skills learned in both Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. NLS builds on the students’ knowledge while also adding physical skills, effect pool guarding, team based rescues and both land and water spinal management.

NLS is a demanding course in areas such as knowledge, leadership, organization, physical fitness and preparation. Students will spend their days in both the classroom and the pool practicing and solidifying their application and knowledge to ensure they are confident and prepared for the formal end of course examination.

Accelerated Learning

With a condensed learning program you can achieve your certification in a fraction of the time offered by our competitors.

Third and Final Step to Success

This is the third and final required course in order to become a qualified lifeguard. Complete the steps towards your career today!

Competitively Priced

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Be Part of Drowning Prevention

Be a facilitator of safety as a certified Lifesguard. Prevent harm and protect life around the pool in your community!

Pre - Course Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Bronze Cross (does not need to be current)
  • Standard First Aid & CPR – C

Course Material

  • Canadian Lifesaving Manual
  • Alert: Lifeguarding in Action

Course Components

In order to be successful in the National Lifeguard Service course participants must attend, participate and complete 100% of the course requirements. Some concepts that will be taught and evaluated are listed below.

  • Physical Skills and Endurance Challenge
  • Effective Pool Guarding
  • Medical Emergency Management
  • Victim(s) Recognition, Accessment and Treatment
  • Land and Water Spinal Injury Management
  • Spinal Victim Boarding
This is the third and final required course in the pursuit of becoming a lifeguard.

Register For National Lifeguard Today!

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