National Lifeguard (NL or NLS)

We regularly offer  National Lifeguard and National Lifeguard Recertification courses. National Lifeguard is the only nationally recognized Lifeguard designation in Canada. This course extensively covers rescue techniques through lectures, hands-on, and scenario-based learning. Also covered are pool operation and administration, programming information and background, and other related topics. This course is about 40 hours long.

The prerequisites are to be at least 16 years old; to have Standard First Aid; and, one of Bronze Cross or Distinction. It is implied that candidates will have at least a reasonable level of fitness.

Next Courses:

Late Fall NL – This course will be at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex on the following days and times:

  • Friday, November 23, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, November 24, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, November 30, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, December 7, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, December 14, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, December 15, 12:00-4:00.

Winter-Spring

  • Friday, April 5, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 6, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, April 12, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, April 19, 9:00-5:00 (Location TBA)
  • Saturday, April 20, 8:30-4:30
  • Friday, April 26, 5:00-9:00pm

Later Spring

  • Friday, May 10, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 8:00-5:00
  • Friday, May 24, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 8:00-5:00
  • Friday, June 7, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 8, 8:00-5:00
  • Friday, June 14, 5:00-9:00pm

Other courses are planned for 2019. Please contact us if you need dates, or you would like to set one up.


NL (NLS)



National Lifeguard (NLS or NL) and Recertification

NLS must be recertified every 2 years in order to remain current. Recertification is approximately 4 hours long. Upcoming Recertification dates:

  • Thursday, November 29, 12:00-4:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR, Sorry, this one is full…
  • Thursday, December 20, 9:00-1:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR, Sorry, this one is full…
  • Thursday, December 20, 1:00-5:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Thursday, January 31, 12:00-4:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Monday, February 25, 12:00-4:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Wednesday, March 20, 9:00-1:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Wednesday, March 20, 1:00-5:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Thursday, April 25, 8:30-12:30 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Thursday, May 30, 8:30-12:30 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Friday, June 7, 1:00-5:00 at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • Friday, June 7, 5:00-9:00pm at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex; OR,
  • If one of these don’t work, we can set up another one. Contact us.

NLS Recertification



National Lifeguard Waterfront

This course builds on the skills of NLS and is designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed for waterfront lifeguards. Effective safety supervision in a waterfront environment is different than a pool.

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Next Courses

NL Waterfront courses will be on the following dates subject to the weather and sufficient registration.

Spring NL Waterfront – Tentative Location: Camp Arnes Waterfront

  • Friday, May 31, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 1, 8:30-4:30
  • Sunday, June 2, 8:30-4:30

Summer NL Waterfront – Tentative Location: Spruce Sands Waterfront

  • Friday, June 22, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 23, 8:30-4:30
  • Sunday, June 24, 8:30-4:30

Late Summer NL Waterfront – Tentative Location: Camp Arnes Waterfront

  • Friday, September 6, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 7, 8:30-4:30
  • Sunday, September 8, 8:30-4:30

Prerequisites: National Lifeguard.  Candidates are expected to be reasonably fit, and must have the following equipment: wetsuit, mask and snorkel, CPR mask or face shield, first aid gloves, Alert: Lifeguarding in Action manual, NL Award Guide, and Canadian Lifesaving Manual.

 

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