City of Barrie Program

2023-2024 Aquatics Leadership Program

Earn a HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT and work towards becoming a LIFEGUARD.

LG Barrie


Students are eligible to earn high school credits as well as earning qualifications to be trained as a lifeguard certified to work anywhere in Canada. Students will earn (up to): Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid + CPR + AED; Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Certification; National Lifeguard Program, Instructors* (not all at the same time).


This program is open to all public, private, and Catholic school students. Some age restrictions will be enforced due to lifeguard certification guidelines. In order to be certified for the National Lifeguard Service (NLS), students must be 15 years old by the end of the course. However, prep courses can be completed at age 14. You must also be a strong swimmer.

East Bayfield Community Centre -Barrie

NOTE: Credits are valid with all school boards whether you are with the Catholic, public or private high school system.

If you are interested in the Aquatics program in your area or have any questions, call Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board at 705-722-3555 Ext 331 or email [email protected]