Aquatic Leadership Training
Lifeguards and Instructor Guards are qualified to work in aquatic facilities. SCRD Recreation will be offering some of the courses you need to become a lifeguard in June and July 2021.
Learn more about what you need to know before you visit the recreation facilities.
Step 1: 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.
Register now for the highlighted courses below.
- Bronze Star
- Bronze Medallion - June 2021
- Bronze Cross - June 2021
- Standard First Aid CPR C* - June 2021
- National Lifeguard (NL) - July 2021
*SCRD Recreation offers Standard First Aid CPR C in the summer, however, if you need this course at other times of the year, please check with other Sunshine Coast organizations which provide first aid training.
Step 2: Instructor Guard Training
Qualified Lifeguards can continue with the following instructor training when available.
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor - June 2021
Water Safety Instructors teach people how to swim. Aquatic facilities usually hire people that are both certified lifeguards and certified water safety instructors.
Lifesaving Instructors prepare people to become lifeguards by teaching lifesaving skills through programs like Junior Lifeguard and the Bronze level preparation courses.
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)