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.
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:
Become A Swim Instructor
Age 13+ or Bronze Star
Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid
National Lifeguard Service
Ages 16+, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid
Call 519.676.4544 to register or for more information.
Similar to lifeguards, once you become a Red Cross instructor, you can teach Red Cross swimming lessons anywhere in Canada.
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Age 15+, Ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, Red Cross Emergency/Standard First Aid
LSSC Lifesaving Instructor
Age 16+, Bronze Cross. Call for more information.
Where can you take the required courses?
Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool
Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool
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.
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.