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Real Training. Real Experience.

Do you enjoy helping others? Challenges? Then you’re a perfect candidate for any of our leadership programs. We can help you plan your course so that you can take any pre-requisite courses that you need.

If you’re considering a career in recreation, teaching, health or medical studies, or as a first responder, you’ll learn valuable skills to help you in your future career.

Course Schedule

  • View the Lifeguard Course Schedule for upcoming course dates this summer.
  • View the Swim Instructor Course schedule this fall.

Become A Lifeguard

It's a great job as a student, looks even better on a resume, and can travel with you anywhere in Canada. Here are the required courses to become a lifeguard:

  1. Bronze Medallion
    Age 13+ or Bronze Star
  2. Bronze Cross
    Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid
  3. National Lifeguard Service
    Ages 16+, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid
    Call 519.676.4544 to register or for more information.

Become A Swim Instructor

Similar to lifeguards, once you become a Red Cross instructor, you can teach Red Cross swimming lessons anywhere in Canada.

  1. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
    Age 15+, Ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, Red Cross Emergency/Standard First Aid
  2. LSSC Lifesaving Instructor
    Age 16+, Bronze Cross. Call for more information.

Where can you take the required courses?

Spring Courses
Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool
Tel: 519.676.4544

Summer Courses
Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool
Tel: 519.627.1616

Details for 2017 course dates and times will be posted soon.

As well, the Chatham-Kent YMCA offers lifeguarding courses every fall.

Red Cross First Aid and CPR

Knowing what to do in an emergency will give you confidence to handle any situation. Whether you're a babysitter, job seeker or responsible citizen, you can learn how to recognize and respond to situations with the Red Cross first aid courses.

  • Red Cross Standard First Aid
  • Red Cross Emergency First Aid

Check our job postings

When we're hiring for Camp Leaders and Junior Recreation Staff, a job opportunity will be posted on www.chatham-kent.ca/jobs.

For Aquatics, you can submit your application to our job registry for part-time casual and call-in Lifeguard positions. Search under the Municipal Jobs Board page for more details on how to apply to the job registry.



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Recreation Programs
25 Creek Road
Chatham, ON N7M 0L1
Phone:
519.360.1998
Fax:
519.352.4241
Contact Information
 
Recreation Programs
25 Creek Road
Chatham, ON N7M 0L1
Phone:
519.360.1998
Fax:
519.352.4241
Contact Information
Recreation Programs
25 Creek Road
Chatham, ON N7M 0L1
Phone:
519.360.1998
Fax:
519.352.4241
Contact Information
Recreation Programs
25 Creek Road
Chatham, ON N7M 0L1
Phone:
519.360.1998
Fax:
519.352.4241


Last updated:
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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