Launch your aquatic career! Qualified lifeguards and swimming instructors are in demand. Through our aquatic leadership programs, you will learn teamwork and leadership skills and boost your self-confidence and communication skills for future successful careers in the recreation field and beyond.

Register and explore our programs

Orangeville offers Lifesaving Society and Red Cross leadership courses that will certify you to become a lifeguard and swimming instructor. Re-certification courses are also offered throughout the year for those needing to update their certifications.

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Aquatic leadership programs

We offer the following aquatic leadership programs and certifications:

  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
  • Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid full course and re-certification
  • Lifesaving Sport (Orangeville Lifesaving Sport Club)
  • National Lifeguard: Pool course and re-certification
  • Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Swim and Lifesaving Instructor
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training
  • Lifesaving Society Examiner Standards Clinic
  • Red Cross WSI to Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor crossover course

Lifeguarding qualifications

In order to become a lifeguard, you need to meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C

Swim instructor qualifications

In order to become a swim instructor, you need to meet the minimum qualifications:

  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross/ or National Lifeguard
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor

Orangeville Lifesaving Club (OLSC)

Orangeville Lifesaving Club introduces athletes to Lifesaving Sport while encouraging healthy living and regular physical fitness. Throughout the year, trained Lifesaving coaches will concentrate on developing each swimmer's strength, power and endurance. Athletes will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, achieving personal bests and most of all having fun! During competition season, members will train for a number of pool events and participate in TeleGames. Orangeville Lifesaving Club is open to youth, aged 7 to 16.


Athletes must be able to comfortably swim 100 metres or more of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and 50 metres of either scissor kick or eggbeater without stopping. For more information, please contact Aquatics at 519-940-9092 ext. 4110.

Volunteer at the pool

By volunteering at the pool, you can earn credits toward the cost of our aquatic leadership programs. Check out our current volunteer opportunities and start your training to become a lifeguard or certified swimming instructor.

Job opportunities

Join our team! The Town of Orangeville offers flexible hours, with early morning, daytime, evening and weekend shifts available.

Apply today

Work with us in a friendly, team-oriented atmosphere. Applications for the position of lifeguard and swim instructor are accepted on an ongoing basis.