Bronze Cross training: places still available!

Earlier in June, the Town of Sutton announced the addition of Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and First Aid – General training to it’s program. This new training program provides the necessary certification to work as a lifeguard.

The Bronze Cross course starts on July 15, and registration is still open! 

With Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross certifications, you can become an assistant lifeguard and work at the pool from the age of 15! The Standard First Aid certificate is a prerequisite for enrolling in the National Lifeguard course, which allows you to work as a certified lifeguard from the age of 16.

The lifeguard profession

Working as a lifeguard at the Sutton pool means spending your summer outdoors in a beautiful park with a dynamic team!

The role of a lifeguard is to supervise swimmers to ensure their safety, react quickly in critical situations, provide first aid to injured persons and enforce pool rules to prevent accidents. 

Lifeguards are caring, responsible and knowledgeable! 

Bronze Cross certificate

In this training course, basic components will be covered in depth, and pool supervision techniques will be taught. Candidates will also learn basic first-aid techniques for various types of victims. 

Prerequisite: a valid Bronze Medallion certification. You must provide proof of your certification by e-mail to [email protected] before Monday, July 15.

Duration: 20 hours excluding final exam.

Course schedule:

  • Monday July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Monday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Monday August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Monday August 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Exam schedule: 

  • New schedule: Sunday August 18th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For more information on the bronze levels, visit the Lifesaving Society website: bronze levels – Lifesaving Society

To take part in these courses, you need to bring a pocket mask, a whistle and a pair of swimming goggles. These items are not included with registration.

Standard First Aid Certificate

This course will be offered in September. Details of the schedule, prerequisites and duration will be published over the summer.

Stay tuned!

Online registration

Registration for these two courses will open on Monday June 3 at 1:30 pm for residents and homeowners and on Monday June 10 at 1:30 pm for non-residents. They will be held online via this plateform: Sutton (

Important !

If you or a family member registered for an aquatic activity or day camp in 2023, you must use the same account to register for an activity in 2024.

If you have not yet registered, it is essential to create your account on the platform at least 72 hours before registration opens. Your account will be approved within 72 working hours of its creation.

If necessary, consult the procedure to access your existing account or create a new one.

Free courses!  

This summer, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and General First Aid courses will be offered free of charge at the Sutton pool. A great opportunity to develop new skills and discover the lifeguard profession!

Free training is made possible by the Financial Assistance Program for Free Lifeguard and Aquatic Instructor Training.

For any further questions or information, please contact the aquatic coordinator : [email protected]