Becoming a lifeguard is a great way to learn more about teaching and coaching. You can also share your passion for swimming with others. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a part-time job that helps you build life-long skills for your future career. Learn more about what we look for in lifeguards and how to become one!

Register for a course

A female lifeguard teaching a class holding a flutter board

Courses you need to become a lifeguard and swim instructor

  • Bronze Cross: 40-hour course (pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR B)
  • Standard First Aid (CRP “C” level): 16 hour course
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certification: 44-hour course (prerequisite: age 15, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C)
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor

Once you have completed the required courses and are at least 16 years old, you can apply for employment as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

These are the requirements for lifeguarding with the City of Brantford. Other organizations may require different prerequisites.

Register for a lifeguarding course

You can sign up for a lifeguarding course online with ActiveNet 

Current Openings

Visit our careers webpage to review the current openings with the City of Brantford

Part-Time Opportunities

Full-Time Opportunities

Lifesaving Society

The Lifesaving Society works to prevent drowning and water-related injury. They set the standards for lifeguards in Ontario.