Becoming a Lifeguard

Lifeguarding is an exciting and rewarding job that carries great responsibility. Guards take courses and train hard for events they hope will never happen and which they work hard to prevent. You are required to complete the following courses in order to work as a lifeguard/ instructor with the Town of Grimsby and many other pools.

National Lifeguard Certification

National Lifeguard is Canada's only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country. It is the only lifeguard certificate recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools. For more information about the National Lifeguard Program and its prerequisites, please see The Lifesaving Society.

Standard First Aid and CPR-C

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid 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, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

Many of the prerequisites courses to become a lifeguard are offered at the Grimsby Lions Community Pool. Please see our Leisure Guide or visit our Online Registration Portal for more information.

Contact Us

Parks, Recreation and Culture Deptartment
Peach King Centre, 162 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3
T.: 905-945-1288, F.: 905-945-5010
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