Become a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard!

Aquatic Leadership = Job training, skills and friends for life! Successfully complete your NLS and instructor certifications at Dovercourt and you will be guaranteed a lifeguard/ swim instructor position in the next session.

Below are the categories and programs one can take; scroll down to see an illustrated path.

Bronze programs

Are you a swim-loving person who has finished the Junior Lifeguard program? Take the next step in your aquatic journey with the LSS Bronze programs:

  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion / Emergency 1st Aid
  • Bronze Cross

Become or recertify with lifeguard courses!

  • National Lifeguard  (NL)
  • NL recert
  • Old Farts NL Recert
  • Swim Instructor
  • Advanced Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • NLS Instructor
  • LSS Instructor Trainer Course
  • Examiner Standards Clinic
  • LSS SFA Instructors
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST)
dovercourt path to becoming a lifeguard or instructor

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be provided up to 3 weeks (21 days) prior to the start date and subject to a $20 administration fee (this fee is waived if the amount is left as an account credit).

Within 3 weeks (21 days) of a program start, refunds will not be issued other than in extraordinary circumstances, and with medical documentation.

Many of the aquatic leadership courses are held over multiple days and times. Click the ‘Register’ button for each to see the days and times.

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