Certifications

If you are looking to become a lifeguard or swim instructor, Calgary JCC is the place for you! The JCC can run the entire certification course for individuals who are working towards their lifesaver goals. We run one bronze class on a seasonal basis and if enough interest if shown we can offer the national lifeguard or lifesaving swim instructor certification courses.

For more information contact the Aquatics Coordinator Darrian Doucet or 403-444-3147.

Bronze Star

An excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop water smart confidence and the lifesaving skills necessary to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400m swim.

Bronze Cross

This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Completion also certifies the swimmer with CPR-C. The course is a prerequisite for all advanced Lifesaving program.

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Completion also certifies swimmers with CPR-A.

National Lifeguard