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Becoming Certified

Want to know what you need to start working at the pool? This consultation will both access your skills and help you develop a path to employment in Aquatics.

For a consultation please call Victoria Logan at 403-210-7832.

Learn more about how to become a Red Cross Swimming Instructor or Red Cross Lifeguard.

Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification

In this course certified Red Cross Lifeguards will get the chance to renew and refresh their skills. Challenge your current abilities while reviewing your existing knowledge base.

NL (National Lifeguard) Recertification

The NL Recertification clinic is highly recommended for all lifeguards. Recertification of your National Lifeguard (NL) certification is based on the ability to meet ALL performance criteria (Must Sees) laid out by the Lifesaving Society. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the recertification course. Ongoing training and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness is important to being able to lifeguard effectively.

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Instructor

Red Cross Lifeguard. Skilled. Proud. Ready.
This instructor certification course prepares Water Safety Instructors to teach the Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Course.

National Lifeguard Instructor

The National Lifeguard Instructor/Examiner clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate National Lifeguard courses.  Candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques, public relations issues, and first aid, as well as how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for any major aspect of supervising the public in an aquatic setting.  Candidates are required to complete an apprenticeship after the clinic.

Aquatic Staff Training

Current University of Calgary Aquatic Centre staff training.

Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard with Standard First Aid

Please note that these courses are no longer being offered in tandem. Please check out the Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard course.