national lifeguard - surf
National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional
lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard Waterfront training develops
a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment,
and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role.
National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective
rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment.
Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
Fitness requirements include a timed 300 m run-swim-tow and a 50 m
swim wearing fins.
The National Lifeguard training program is designed for
lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership
experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving
Society - Canada's lifeguarding experts.
View all NLS Surf test items: NLS
Surf - At-a-glance
Prerequisites: National Lifeguard
Waterfront certification (need not be current).