Town offers free Aquatic Leadership Certification programs

January 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Orangeville Recreation is making it easier to become a lifeguard or swimming instructor with the introduction of free aquatic leadership certification training in the new year.

Individuals age 15 or older who have completed the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross programs can apply.

The two courses offered include Lifesaving Society Swim, Lifesaving Instructors, and Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard.

“This is a great opportunity for young people in Orangeville looking to pursue lifeguarding or swimming instruction,” said Orangeville mayor, Lisa Post. “Lifeguards and instructors are a vital part of our recreation services – they keep our children and families safe, encourage fun, and ensure our aquatic programs can continue to run. We are pleased to be able to offer these free courses to those interested in participating.”

While exam and course material fees still apply, Orangeville Recreation has partnered with the Orangeville Public Library to provide access to several manuals, helping to reduce the costs associated with leadership programs.

Manuals can be borrowed from the library. These include Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Canadian First Aid Manual, Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Pack, and Alert: Lifeguarding in Action.

If interested, you can register at or reach out to the Recreation Team for more information at 519-940-9092.

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