National Lifeguard Waterfront
National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional
lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard Waterfront 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 300 m run-swim-tow and a 50 m
swim wearing fins.
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 Waterfront test items: NLS Waterfront - At-a-glance
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.