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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.

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross

This combined course will help you develop an understanding of the water rescue elements: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness.


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


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.


Lifesaving Sport Coach

This course prepares instructors to coach and train athletes to participate in Lifesaving Sport programs and sanctioned competition.