Aquatic Certifications

Get Certified with Us!

This year, we will be offering aquatic certifications ranging from Bronze Cross, all the way to National Lifeguard. Stay tuned to see course dates and times for each certificate offered.

See the chart below for specific aquatic certification information as well as a course breakdown:

Certification

Description

Registration 

Bronze Star

Bronze Star works to develop swimming proficiency, lifesaving skills and personal fitness. Participants will refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills and apply fitness principles. 

Prerequisite: None

This course is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion.

Download Bronze Star Course Breakdown

Register for Bronze Star
Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion is the first step in becoming a lifeguard or swim instructor.  This course will challenge the participants both mentally and physically. Judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness are the components of water rescue and the basis of the Bronze Medallion training.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification

Participants will acquire the assessment and problem solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around the water.

Download Bronze Medallion Course Breakdown

Register for Bronze Medallion
Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares participants for the responsibilities as an assistant lifeguard. Participants will strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. 

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency or Standard First Aid

Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies.

Download Bronze Cross Course Breakdown

Register for Bronze Cross
National Lifeguard

The National Lifeguard certification is the final step in becoming a lifeguard. This course will develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role.

National Lifeguard will emphasize the prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Participants will develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Download National Lifeguard Course Breakdown

Coming Soon

Refunds/ Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the start of the certification will be fully refunded. All refund requests must be made in writing to rawcwelcome@utoronto.ca


For questions regarding aquatic certifications at UTM, please email us at rawcwelcome@utoronto.ca