Now offering blended NL courses.
Weekend and Weekday Evening Formats Available
Recognized by the Lifesaving Society in 2018, 2019, and 2020
Lifeguarding Academy is committed to providing a stress-free learning environment. We want all of our students to be successful, which is why all of our courses are facilitated under the Academy Guarantee. Unsuccessful candidates will have the opportunity to retake their course for half of the original price. The Academy Guarantee is subject to 100% attendance and participation and must be used within one year of the unsuccessful course and it does not apply to recertification courses.
Pleast note that due to the limited spots in each course, the Academy Guarantee does not apply to courses taken during COVID. We are looking forward to bringing this back after the COVID restrictions are lifted.
Lifeguarding Academy is Toronto's official school of first aid and lifeguarding. All courses are WSIB approved and accredited through the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada.
Our support team can be reached through email, phone and online live-chat between the hours of 9am-8pm, 7 days a week. We are proud to offer support in English, French, Chinese, Spanish and Farsi.
Our free recert reminder service takes the hassle out of keeping your qualifications up to date. Our system will email you 2 months before your expiry date to give you plenty of time to find a course. This service is offered exclusively at LGA.
Upon successful completion of your course, candidates receive an instant temporary certification that can be used to prove their credentials with employers and schools.
Our students get employment priority with our partners such as certain YMCAs, Canada’s Wonderland, Propel, and many more organizations. Visit our job postings for more details.
Our experienced instructors use various teaching methods and personalized approaches to deliver content to every type of learner and ensure the success of every student. Lifeguarding Academy has one of the highest success rates!
Lifeguarding Academy offers the most frequent courses compared to other organizations. By offering our courses every weekend, we are able to offer personalized schedules for every type of learner. Contact us today to customize your course.
Lifeguarding Academy offers all levels of first aid and lifeguard training. Whether you are just starting to look into the process or know exactly what course you are looking for, you can find it at LGA.
Academy students are provided exclusive access to a large and continuously updated database of resources to always keep their knowledge up to date and be aware of the latest changes.
I really liked this program, I got my bronze medallion and cross over one weekend; the instructor was awesome, the training was intense, the only negatives I experienced was having to get up early because I live far away and after spending 6 hours in the pool it was freezing. Overall super awesome and I highly recommend.
Amazing course. Juan was enthusiastic and filled with so many stories. He was extremely knowledgeable and considerate. He was great at accommodating everyone in the class despite language barriers, different skill levels etc. Overall really enjoyable course and Juan's experience and unique teaching style turned what could have been a dry boring 8 hours into an enjoyable learning experience. Thanks
My daughter recently completed her Bronze Cross with Lifeguarding Academy. My daughter did her research and found the Academy on her own and convinced me that we should travel for an hour to finally get this done!!! Well, I have to say this was the first time that a swimming course was not stressful for her. She loved the instructor, the other participants and the format. Most notably, coming from North Durham she saw people in aquatic leadership positions that look like her. This is key to inclusion and diversity. Hats off to the Academy and continued success!
Hassan was able to keep everyone engaged and having fun regardless of how long the day felt. He was 100% dedicated to helping us learn in and out of the water to make sure we are all successful.
Very professional and informative. The methods and contents taught are extremely in-line with the performance 'must see' criteria set by The Lifesaving Society. I would generally recommend this place to anyone looking to take their life-saving/teaching skills to the next level
I took both my swim instructor and life saving instructor courses with the Academy and both instructors were knowledgeable and approachable. I’m looking forward to my next course with them. I highly recommend taking your courses here!
The instructor was fantastic!! Not only did I learn a lot but it was actually interesting. I stayed interested and engaged throughout, I definitely made the right call coming here and I'll make sure to send my kids here once they're old enough!
I completed my NLS with the Lifeguarding Academy and loved every minute of it. My instructor, Krystal King, aka Special K was kind, patient, and knowledgable. She made sure everyone was having fun while learning how to be the best lifeguard ever. The Lifeguarding Academy has filled a niche in the business and can be proud of all their company has done. Thanks for the amazing experience!
Over the past 6 weeks I have been doing courses that will eventually allow me to peruse a career in life guarding and after 6 weeks I am truly grateful with what this organization has provided for me. I learned many things in the past 6 weeks more than anyone can imagine, and I feel that I am very prepared to become a lifeguard. This is all thanks to my great and helpful instructor Kristal King, who has helped me achieve my heights potential and has guided me every step of the way.
Lifeguard Academy was the only place to offer multiple recert classes that fit my schedule. It is so nice having flexibility with something like this as opposed to last minute efforts to find a course. The instructors were very clear and helpful. The entire experience was learning based. Thanks so much!
Lifeguarding Academy offers all Bronze, National Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, Instructor and Advanced courses. Through Lifeguarding Academy, you can take all of the necessary courses to become certified as a first aider, lifeguard, or instructor nationwide. All Lifeguarding Academy courses are facilitated under the Academy Guarantee are WISB approved, and accredited by the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada.
Based on the recommendations from Toronto Public Health, and the government of Ontario, lifeguard trainig and certification courses have been deemed essential and our programs continue to run during the Stay-at-Home order. We continue our strict COVID protocol measures and ask our students to contact us prior to their course if they are experiencing any symptoms to reschedule their course.
Last Updated: April 19th, 2021
Lifeguarding Academy’s mission, goals and values have always been to provide affordable access to leadership courses. In the spirit of transparency, please understand that the pandemic has forced us to change the way we offer our courses significantly which in turn has led to an increase in the price of our courses.
Our goal has always, and will always, be to offer courses to the public - and we want nothing more than to be able to do so at a cost that is feasible to most of our students. However, the realities of the pandemic unfortunately prevent us from being able to currently do so. We do promise that the cost of our programs are only temporary and we are working hard to go back to offering our courses at the most affordable rates possible.
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