ARENA UPDATE: Due to project delays, Arena #2 will be open to the public on Sat. Sept 21. 
Visit our Facebook page for a temporary drop-in schedule on Rod Brind’Amour arena from Sept 5 – 21.

Advanced Certification Programs

Open the door to employment with advanced aquatic certification offered at Strathcona Gardens. You will also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.  We offer a variety of first aid and leadership courses including training to become a lifeguard, swimming or fitness instructor.

Administration Fee:

Customers that wish to withdraw or transfer from one program to another will be charged $12.25. Exceptions may be made for medical reasons only.


Do you want to become an aquatic and babysitter superstar?

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First Aid

Accidents can and do happen, so get prepared by taking a course. Comprehensive training covering all aspects of first-aid and CPR.

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Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.

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Water Safety Instructor

Test your instructional knowledge and theories in safety supervision, injury prevention, swimming skills and much more.

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Looking for Ways to Get Active?

To find out when courses are scheduled, and to register, view this program in our Recreation Guide.