City of Niagara Falls offering free Lifeguard Certification Training for Youth

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This news item was posted on 1/24/2020 8:24:00 AM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, and sponsored by Canadian Tire's Jump-Start program, the City of Niagara Falls is offering free lifeguard certification training to qualified individuals between the ages of 15 and 18 years, who are currently attending high school or pursuing post-secondary education. 

Beginning March 2020, up to 24 participants will be given the chance to learn the Red Cross two-part certification process in only 9 weeks (100% attendance is required to be certified).

Course Information
Part 1: Assistant Lifeguard (4 weeks)
Dates: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, 8800 McLeod Road, Niagara Falls
Note: Current Standard First Aid with CPR C Training will be provided in a one day course before Part 2 of the training commences. 

Part 2: Lifeguard (5 weeks)
Dates: April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17
Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, 8800 McLeod Road, Niagara Falls

Applicants should be aware that in order to obtain each certification, specific criteria will need to be met. To apply for this training opportunity and view certification criteria, interested applicants can visit and submit their applications by Friday, February 21, 2020. 

The City is also currently hiring student lifeguards and aquatic assistants. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the City's first-ever job fair on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the MacBain Community Centre, from 9 am - 1 pm. Attendees should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to speak with City staff. To learn more about the job fair, visit

For more information, contact:

Hanya Nagy
Manager of Coronation and Aquatics
905-356-7521 ext. 4140
[email protected]

Posted on: 1/24/2020 8:24 AM - Category: Media Releases