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How to Become a Certified Lifeguard 

At Seal Swimming we are committed to safety. We offer a full range of Lifeguard Training programs, from Lifeguard Squads for young swimmers with big Lifeguarding ambitions, to youth and adults looking for practical courses to gain certification for employment opportunities. 

Courses are currently held at the TFS pool, in North York and SATEC pool, in Scarborough. 

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Lifeguard Squad


Bronze Medallion

+ Emergency First Aid & CPR-B

This course offers an understanding of lifesaving principles contained in the 4 components of water-rescue education: judgment, fitness, knowledge and skill. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.

Emergency First Aid-CPR-B

This course gives students general knowledge of first aid principles to increase confidence in order to effectively manage an emergency, without panic or confusion. The focus is on providing first aid for common injuries and core skills to reduce shock. In addition, the students learn to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies that occur in adults, children and infants.

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Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is the next level in the lifesaving chain. This course will bring you one step closer to becoming a certified Instructor and/or Lifeguard. Bronze Cross builds upon the foundation established in Bronze Medallion and teaches more complex and advanced lifesaving skills, for example the difference between a lifesaver and lifeguard is outlined and deep water spinal injury management.

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Standard First Aid & CPR-C

This course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of the Emergency First Aid content and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns and medical emergencies. It provides knowledge of how the heart works and what goes wrong when defibrillation is required. Candidates will learn when and how to operate a public access defibrillator.

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National Lifeguard

The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. The updated National Lifeguard curriculum is grounded in important lifeguard competencies – judgement, knowledge, skill, fitness.

National Lifeguard is a professional lifeguarding certificate recognized throughout Canada and one of the only lifeguard certificates recognized by the Province of Ontario.

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Apply for a Job

Seal Swimming is always looking for outgoing, friendly people to join our team. We are seeking dynamic and forward thinking individuals who will work closely with their peers,  to supervise the operations of the pool.

As a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor you will be directly responsible for teaching and supervising swimmers and pool users.

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