National Lifeguard pool
National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional
lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound
understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a
mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role.
National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective
rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment.
Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint
challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.
The National Lifeguard training program is designed for
lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership
experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving
Society - Canada's lifeguarding experts.
View all NLS Pool test items: NLS Pool -
Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of
Cross and Standard First Aid (need not be
current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance,
Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.