Brampton is offering free lifeguard and swim instructor certification courses

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Brampton is offering free Aquatic Certification courses to become a lifeguard or swim instructor.

Individuals ages 14 and older are invited to take a skills assessment to evaluate their swimming ability and determine eligibility into the certification program.

“If you are a strong swimmer who is passionate about helping others, take the assessment for the opportunity to become a certified lifeguard or swim instructor,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.

Successful candidates will receive a 100% discount for the following certification courses:

  • Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
  • Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid
  • Lifesaving Society Swim, Lifesaving and Emergency First Aid Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

Aquatic certification courses provide an opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills, city officials said in a statement. It can also lead to consistent part-time employment and flexible work hours.

“The City is a great place to find consistent part-time employment and flexible work hours while supporting the community,” stated Rowena Santos, Community Services Chair and Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5.

Visit www.brampton.ca/aquatic-certs to view upcoming assessment dates and learn more about the training program.

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