Aquatic Leadership Program (Markham)

FULL - waitlist. Part 2: ​Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M1)

Includes the Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard Certification and the Lifesaving Society’s Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Certification, embedded in the Ontario Curriculum.

Ministry of Education - Ontario Secondary School Credit and Lifesaving Society Certifications:

  • ​1 Secondary School Credit – Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M)

  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor

  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor

  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Pool



Students must:

  • be 15 years of age by test dates

  • hold Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid (current certifications preferred)

  • currently be attending Secondary School


Locatio​n and Times

Start Date:  Tuesday, February 13, 2024

End Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Times:   5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Community Centre, 7600 Kennedy Rd., Markham, ON  L3R 9S5, 905-477-6410

Cost: $300.00 (Covers Lifesaving Society course materials and exam fees; all types of payment accepted by City of Markham)

Aquatic Leadership Courses through the City of Markham recommend 100% attendance. Late admission cannot be granted. For this reason, cancellation requests must be submitted a minimum of five business days prior to the start of the first class in order to receive a refund. No refund will be granted for late requests.


Pool and Classroom Instruction

Milliken Mills Community Centre - Tuesday and Thursday Classes.

February 13, 2024 – June 11, 2024

  • February 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29

  • March 5, 7, 19, and 26

  • April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30

  • May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, and 30

  • June 4 and 6


Remote Learning Only Classes

Please review System Requirements and Policies & Procedures​.

  • March 21 and 28

  • April 6

  • May 11 and 28

  • June 11

The decision to run classes is based on student enrollment and teacher availability. Students must attend all classes. Assessments and Evaluations will occur throughout the program.

Course Expectations will be assessed and evaluated using Standard Lifesaving Society evaluation criteria and the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum Expectations.

“An examiner and Instructor Trainer from the Lifesaving Society will evaluate the aquatic skills required for National Lifeguard and Swim and Lifesaving Instructor certifications.”


Contact​ Information

​ or (905) 884-3434 or 1-877-280-8180


How to Register

Registration involves two steps:

Step 1. Register at Aquatic Leadership Program (Markham) - Registration Form​.

Step 2. Register with the City of Markham.