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Swim Instructor and National Lifeguard Training for Ages 15+

Learn Everything You Need To Be An Effective Swim Instructor And Keep People Safe In Public Pools

Location: Havergal

36 hours Swim Instructor
36 hours National Lifeguard

Price & Date: Schedules

With the Swim & Lifesaving Instructor courses, students learn how to teach and evaluate various swimming strokes, while also getting familiar with the materials for the Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Swim Patrol Program, and all three Bronze Awards. 

With the National Lifeguard and Standard First Aid courses, students can earn the main legal qualification for lifeguarding recognized throughout Canada, as well as a comprehensive understanding of first aid and CPR with an emphasis on how this is used in lifeguarding situations.


Havergal Pool

  • SPRING 2024
    Swim Instructor
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5

    National Lifeguard
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    May 12, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

    NL Recertification
    May 13, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Must be 15 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross needs not be current

Havergal Pool

  • FALL 2024
    Swim Instructor
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3

    National Lifeguard
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15

  • SPRING 2025
    Swim Instructor
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 23, 30, Apr 6, 27, May 4

    National Lifeguard
    Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    May 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22


What our National Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Intensive Course covers?

Our Intensive Multi-Week Course Covers Swim & Lifesaving Instructor And The National Lifeguard & Standard First Aid Training Material, Giving You All You Need To Start Working In Swim Teaching Or Lifeguarding In One Consolidated Setting.

By bringing this knowledge together in a single intensive course, our experienced instructors are able to provide a more consistent and focused experience, helping students to apply this knowledge in real-world situations.

Students will learn: 

  • How to work as an effective instructor, teaching students the correct form for swimming strokes, aquatic entries, and basic safety.

  • How to teach and evaluate students who are working towards the Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Swim Patrol Program, Bronze Awards, and Lifesaving Fitness qualifications.

  • All the materials necessary to complete the Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard Qualification (pool option).

  • A detailed understanding of first aid, including the legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, and more.


  • Age range: 15+ Years

  • Must have earned a Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross award before starting this course



  • Swim Instructor

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C

  • Lifesaving Instructor

  • Emergency First Aid Instructor

  • National Lifeguard – Pool

  • When and where is the Parent & Child program?
    We offer this program in two locations during fall, winter and spring*:  Saturdays at Kodiak (Babies 4-24 months) 4:15pm-4:45pm / 4:45pm-5:15pm  Sundays at Havergal (Children 2-4 years) 3:30pm-4:00pm *The program is exclusively available at Kodiak durign the summer.
  • What is the price and where can I find the schedule?
    Please refer to the corresponding session schedule.
  • At what age my baby can start swimming?
    The Parent & Child program is aimed at children between 4 months and 4 years. We run classes for children 4 months to 24 months at our Kodiak location, and 2 years to 4 years at our Havergal location.
  • What do I have to bring for the lesson?
    Bathing suit, and a towel. Please ensure your baby is properly wearing a swim diaper for each lesson.
  • By the end of the session, will my baby be comfortable putting their face in the water?
    Every baby has unique individual reactions and for that reason, we use an individual approach with each child with the goal of them always moving towards face in the water and submersion then progressing to buoyancy on the front and back, and starting on basics movement skills.  Learn more about our Beginner Program.
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