Lifeguards provide first aid service and supervision of pool programming at the Ponoka Aquaplex.
To become a certified lifeguard there is a three-step program:
1. Bronze Medallion with CPR C – 13 years old and/or Bronze Star certification.
Bronze Star certification: develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport. Must be able to complete the course standard, no age restrictions (free evaluation).
2. Bronze Cross with Standard First Aid – must have Bronze Medallion certification and CPR C; and
3. National Lifeguard Pool Award – Must have Bronze cross-certification (not current), Current SFA C and be 16 years of age by the end of the course.
To register for any of the above courses, please click here.
For more information, please visit www.lifesaving.org.