Junior Lifeguard Leadership Program

Get free lifeguard training and paid work experience

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National Lifeguard Course at the YMCA HBB

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone.

The National Lifeguard (NL) course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the prevention of accidents and in first aid treatment of medical emergencies.

To take this course you must be 16 years or older and have completed Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and CPR C certifications.

National Lifeguard is a Lifesaving Society (LS) certification offered through the YMCA. National Lifeguard is the only nationally recognized lifeguard certification in Canada.

National Lifeguard

$250 for YMCA members | $275 for Non-members

Where: Ron Edwards Family YMCA

When: Every Saturdays from January 11, 2020 for 10 weeks. (1:00pm to 5:00pm) 

To register please visit the contact: Sarah Bosscher at 905-532-5000 ext. 6351 or sarah.bosscher@ymcahbb.ca

Where: Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA

When: December 28, 29 and January 3,4, and 5 from 9:30am to 6:00pm 
To register please visit the contact: Jaimie Rizzo at 905-529-7102 ext. 4922 or jaimie.rizzo@ymcahbb.ca
Prerequisites: Must be 16 years of age; must have Bronze Cross & First Aid + CPR C certifications.

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