National Lifeguard - Surf

nls surf - revised 2012

National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard Waterfront training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed 300 m run-swim-tow and a 50 m swim wearing fins.

The National Lifeguard training program is designed for lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society - Canada's lifeguarding experts.

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Prerequisites: National Lifeguard Waterfront certification (need not be current).