Aquatic Leadership Courses

To register for courses, please contact the Box Office at 902-542-5500,, or visit the Box Office in person during open hours.

As an Affiliate Member of the Lifesaving Society, the Acadia Pool is happy to provide a wide variety of aquatic leadership training! Courses we offer include: Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Swimming Instructor, Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor, Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard & Standard First Aid, Lifesaving Society Bronze Star, Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion, and Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross. 

Some programs may be cancelled due to insufficient registrants. The Acadia Box Office monitors registration levels prior to the start of programs to ensure quality programs are offered. A great course could be cancelled if there are not enough registrants. Register early to avoid program cancellation!

Aquatic Leadership Courses Winter 2020

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard & Standard First Aid

  • $300
  • Saturdays & Sundays March 21/22, March 28/29, April 4/5
  • Saturdays & Sundays 8am – 5pm.
  • 100% attendance is required
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Bronze Cross, must be 16 years of age

The National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course consists of a core course dealing with lifeguarding principles and techniques, together with environment-specific items leading to certification in one of the NLS options – Pool, Waterfront, Surf, or Waterpark. National Lifeguard training builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards of the Society to develop the practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. Recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The National Lifeguard’s primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard program is designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics. National Lifeguard training is designed to develop the basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies.