Lifeguard Courses


National Lifeguard Pool Option

Description: Recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguarding performance in Canada, the NLS Pool option develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and communication skills, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The NLS lifeguard’s primary role is to prevent injuries (and when necessary, effectively manage emergencies) and to facilitate a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience. NLS training develops the basic lifeguarding skills needed to adapt to different aquatic facilities and situations. Please bring your Bronze Cross award (or temporary card), Standard First Aid certificate (recommended within the last 2-years), bathing suit/towel, pen/paper and lunch.  NLS is worth 2 grade 12 High School credits.

A pocket mask is required for the course and can be purchased from your instructor in your Lifeguard Tool Kit (Pocket mask, fanny pack and whistle)


Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, STANDARD FIRST AID. Must be 16-years old by last day of the course

Fraser Valley 604.755.4672
Lower Mainland 604.536.6410

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