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.
Courses and 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/Lifesaving Instructor
This program focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate the Swim for Life®, Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal programs.
Swim for Life/Lifesaving Swim Instructor Recert
Recertification of Swim for Life and Lifesaving Swim Instructor.