National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country and is available in four options: Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf. It is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards.
The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.
The Pool option is the core course needed to work as a lifeguard at pools in British Columbia. Other "options" can be added on such as waterpark or waterfront should your facility fall into one of these categories.
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Standard first aid from an accredited agency, CPR C. Candidates MUST be 15 years old minimum age by the last day of the course.
More information is available on the Lifesaving Society of BC and Yukon website: https://www.lifesaving.bc.ca/courses/lifeguarding/national-lifeguard-pool
Course must also be recertified every two years to be valid. This recert includes check of all practical skill proficiencies and updates from the Lifesaving Society.