Lifeguard Courses and Aquatic Leadership Training in Toronto

At Seal Swimming, we believe that aquatic leadership and lifeguarding can be more than part time or summer jobs. They can be a fulfilling career that lets you impart a lasting impact on your communities and students. 

To set aspiring leaders up for success, Seal Swimming offers a full range of lifeguarding and aquatic leadership training courses. This includes training for young swimmers who aspire to be lifeguards, and for youths and adults looking for practical courses and certifications for longterm employment opportunities. 
Our courses are taught in person at our Seal Swimming locations, or online via

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Our lifeguard and aquatic leadership courses

Bronze Medallion Course (+ Emergency First Aid & CPR-B)

This Bronze Medallion course in Toronto offers an understanding of lifesaving principles contained in the four 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.

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Bronze Cross Course

This Bronze Cross course in Toronto 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 standard first aid course in Toronto 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 – judgment, 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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Swim Teacher Pro

Swim Teacher Pro is Seal Swimming’s online lifeguard certification and aquatic leadership course. In it, students learn the Swim Teacher Pro Award Series program, a new high-standard alternative to the current swim instructor curriculum in Canada. Delivered through an interactive online learning platform, Swim Teacher Pro is designed to give students the knowledge and tools they need to launch a career as a swim instructor in Canada. 

The benefits of Swim Teacher Pro include: 

  • Learn the STP Award Series curriculum online
  • Earn the Swim Teacher Pro certification of completion
  • Work as an STP Award Series teacher at licensed facilities
  • Become an affiliate at teach STP Award Series in your own pools 
  • Access the Swim Teacher Pro Network 
  • Elevate your teaching abilities and career prospects in aquatic leadership
  • Provide personalized training that teaches the person in the water, not a checklist
  • Work with student of all ages and abilities, and make a lasting impact on students
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Apply for a Toronto Lifeguard 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. Interested? Click the link below to view our open opportunities.

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