Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Leadership

The City of Cambridge Leadership Path breaks down the courses and training needed to become a lifeguard & swim instructor. The program is offered to those at least 13 years old, through the Lifesaving Society at our pool facilities. 

Free Aquatic Leadership Course Opportunity

We're excited to offer one free leadership course of your choice to help you on your journey to become a fully certified Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Program or Aquafit Instructor. Courses will run in summer 2023.

Those interested can choose from the courses below:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C
  • National Lifeguard
  • Swim and Lifesaving Instructor 
  • Full Lifeguard Course 
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Development 
  • Aquafit Instructor

Apply today!

Complete the application form by July 31, 2023 

Who Can Apply

This opportunity is open to residents of the City of Cambridge who: 

  • Are pursuing or are interested in pursuing certification in aquatics or fitness
  • Are committed to personal development and community service
  • Have experience or interest in recreation
  • Have experience in community leadership

Selection Process

  • Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed and approved by an Administration Service Representative (ASR).
  • The ASR will apply a specific amount of funds to your CORAL account. This will then allow you to register for the course you are eligible for.
  • Applications that are incomplete, illegible, or not received during the submission period will not be considered.


Once you have received confirmation from the ASR that you have received funding you can register online by visiting the Cambridge Online Registration for Activities & Leisure (CORAL) site or in person at any recreation centre. 

Your funding must be approved before registering for the leadership course, it will not be applied after the registration has been processed and no refunds will be issued. Funding must be used in summer 2023.

Please note that successful applicants are asked to commit to either a session of work or volunteering with us in fall 2023. 

We are hiring Lifeguard & Swim Instructors to start Fall 2023! 

Apply Now