Lifeguard and First Aid Training

Become a Lifeguard at the North Peace Leisure Pool


The North Peace Leisure Pool is a fun, exciting place to work. We offer flexible hours and a great team environment. To become a qualified lifeguard you must successfully complete the following courses:

Once complete, check out the Job Opportunities page for openings here at the North Peace Leisure Pool!

Bronze Medallion

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 advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 meters). Includes CPR-A.
Prerequisites:  Must be 13 years old OR have completed Bronze Star.

Bronze Cross

This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency in performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Bronze Cross includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for all advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership training programs. Bronze Cross is also worth 2 Grade 11 High School Credits.
Prerequisites:  Bronze Medallion

National Lifeguard

The National Lifeguard - Pool Option is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The NL course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles, practices and the decision making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.
Prerequisites: Standard First Aid with CPR-C (16 hour course) OR Aquatic Emergency Care certification, Bronze Cross certification, & 16 years of age by last day of course

National Lifeguard Precert/Recert

Prerequisites: Participants MUST have had a National Lifeguard certification within the last 2 years and show that they once held certification in Standard First Aid, as well as government issued ID.

Standard First Aid 

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. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.
Prerequisites: 14 years of age

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

This course develops instructional ability by focusing on how to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim continuum: Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids and AquaAdults programs. The course focuses on how to effectively apply the information learned in the Assistant Water Safety Instructor course to the Red Cross Swim programs. Other topics include instructional emergency response skills and stroke development, drills, and corrective strategies. Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during several hours of practical teaching.
Prerequisites: Age 15+, able to demonstrate Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 strokes and skills, Emergency First Aid certification or equivalent (Standard First Aid with CPR-C also accepted)

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Recertification

Prerequisites: Must be certified as a Water Safety Instructor (need not be current) and completion of the mandatory online professional development modules. 

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)

A Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) is trained to teach and evaluate the Canadian Swim Patrol program, Bronze programs, Fitness and Excellence programs. Instructor candidates are taught learning styles and teaching methods as they apply to water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation.
Prerequisites: 16+ and completion of Bronze Cross (need not be current)

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Recertification

Prerequisites: Must be currently certified within 5 years as a Lifesaving Instructor.