The Park Board offers lifeguard training through an annual Lifeguard School program. Lifeguard School graduates get priority consideration for jobs at City and Park Board facilities.
The Lifeguard School program provides lifeguard certification and recertification if you need to update your skills.
Become a lifeguard
To become a lifeguard, the first step is to earn your Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion Award. This course includes instruction in lifesaving skills, water rescues, and first aid. Applicants to the Bronze Medallion course should be at least 13 years old or have completed the Bronze Star course.
Next, earn your Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid (or Aquatic Emergency Care). These two courses are prerequisites for the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification. NLS certification is required to work at City and Park Board pools and beaches.
For more information on becoming a lifeguard review the Lifeguard School brochure:
- Lifeguard School brochure (280 KB)