Some people cannot get enough of the water. They are passionate about swimming and want to take their training to a higher level or pursue a career as a lifeguard or swim instructor.
At MacEwan, you can take part in a number of certification programs that focus on advanced swimming skills, aquatics leadership, lifeguarding and life saving and first aid. Successful completion of leadership programs requires attendance of all classes. 🏆 indicates Campus Cup eligible.
Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross 🏆
This combined course will help you develop an understanding of the water rescue elements: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness.
Lifesaving Sport Coach 🏆
This course prepares instructors to coach and train athletes to participate in Lifesaving Sport programs and sanctioned competition.
National Lifeguard/Aquatic Emergency Care/O2 Original 🏆
These programs develop basic lifeguarding skills, and comprehensive training covering first aid and CPR, including Oxygen administration.
National Lifeguard/AEC or Standard First Aid/O2 Recert 🏆
Recertifications of National Lifeguard, AEC, Standard First Aid and O2
SwimAbilities Instructor 🏆
The SwimAbilities Instructor course prepares instructors to teach the SwimAbilities, a multi-level learn-to-swim program that is geared towards participants aged 3 to 16 with special needs.
Swim Instructor Examiner/Lifesaving Instructor Examiner 🏆
This program focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate the Swim for Life®, Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal programs.
Swim Instructor Examiner/Lifesaving Instructor Examiner Recert 🏆
Recertification of Swim Examiner and Lifesaving Swim Examiner.
WaterART Fitness Certification 🏆
This program is the entry level program for learning how to teach a basic aquatic fitness class.