Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certification

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certification

If you are looking to become a certified lifeguard or want to take swim instructor certification courses, Calgary JCC is the place for you! The JCC can run the entire certification course for individuals who are working towards their lifesaver goals. We run one bronze class on a seasonal basis and if enough interest is shown we can offer the national lifeguard or lifesaving swim instructor certification courses.

For more information, email the Aquatics Department.

 

Upcoming Courses

 

Bronze Medallion Ages 13+
Challenges participants both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Participants acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
Saturday, April 9 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, April 10 12:00-8:00pm
Cost: Member $165 |  Public $180 | Code 8642
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Bronze Cross Ages 13+
Designed for participants who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600m swim. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency or Standard First Aid.
Friday, April 29 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, April 30 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 12:00-8:00pm
Cost: Member $180 |  Public $210 | Code 8641
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National Lifeguard (NL) Ages 16+
Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, NL training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and mature and responsible attitude toward the role of lifeguarding. This six-day program develops basic skills, principles, and decision-making processes to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatics facilities and emergencies. Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid, and minimum 16 years of age.
Friday, May 6 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, May 7 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, May 8 12:00-8:00pm
Friday, May 13 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, May 14 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, May 15 12:00-8:00pm
Cost: Member $225 |  Public $250 | Code 8393
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NL Recertification Ages 16+
This recertification class allows for lifeguards to be evaluated and demonstrate their skills to ensure they are meeting the Lifesaving Society standards and will be able to provide proper rescue techniques in emergency situations. Prerequisites: National Lifeguard, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.
Sunday, June 5 2:00-6:00pm (1 class)
Cost: Member $70 |  Public $85 | Code 8646
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Lifesaving and Ages 16+ Swim Instructor (LSI)
Swim instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. This course prepares instructors to apply Level 1 leadership competencies and strategies designed to teach swimming and lifesaving, water rescue education, and are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medals, Distinction, Boat Rescue and Lifesaving Society CPR programs. LSI certification is the prerequisite for other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid and minimum 16 years years of age.
Friday, May 27 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, May 28 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, May 29 12:00-8:00pm
Friday, June 3 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, June 4 12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, June 5 12:00-8:00pm
Cost: Member $300 |  Public $325 | Code 8386
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LSI Recertification Ages 16+
This recertification class allows the instructors to be evaluated and demonstrate their skills to ensure they are meeting the Lifesaving Society LSI Level 1 competencies. Prerequisites: Previous LSI certification.
Friday, April 8
4:30-8:30pm (1 class)
Cost: Member $70 |  Public $85 | Code 8648
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Darrian Doucet
Darrian Doucet

Darrian Doucet

Aquatics Manager

(403) 444-3147

Darrian was born and raised in Calgary, and was homeschooled throughout high school. He has worked in aquatics for multiple years now, gaining new roles that increased in responsibility. He…

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