Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Training

Lifeguard Training - Jeff Ellis and Associates


International pool and water park shallow water lifeguard certification is a highly recognized certification throughout the aquatics industry. The instructors are all certified lifeguard instructors and work to ensure that all participants are engaged in a positive learning environment.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive an international pool and water park shallow water lifeguard certificate. Participants must be at least 15-years old, have the ability to pass a swimming pretest, and complete all reading material prior to the start of class.

Upcoming Classes

Lifeguard classes take place throughout the year. Check back regularly for new class offerings.

Water Safety Instructor Course - American Red Cross


This certification is recognized throughout the aquatics industry as a quality certification for those interested in teaching swim lessons. The class consists of classroom training and in-water participation.

All participants will walk away with their own training manuals, new teaching techniques, and a pool of knowledge to take with you through your teaching career. This class is taught by a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate. The class consists of both classroom training and in-water participation. For more information, please call 734/394-5460.

Upcoming Classes

Water Safety Instructor classes take place throughout the year. Check back regularly for the latest class.

Community CPR, AED and First Aid Training


The Summit on the Park Lifeguard Instructors are offering the ECSI Standard CPR, AED, and First Aid training course. This course is designed to teach participants how to recognize and respond to common medical emergencies. The Emergency Care and Safety Institute is based on the American Heart Association standards and is endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians. If you have questions about this course or need additional training opportunities, please call 734/394-5467. Class time is 9 am - 1 pm.
Lifeguard Training
Now Hiring!
  • Summit on the Park is now hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for year-round part-time and seasonal summer shifts.
  • Flexible hours available in all shifts - great for students or 2nd job seekers.
  • Not trained? If you are interested in earning your certification and ultimately working at the Summit on the Park, sign up for one of the upcoming training courses.
  • All job requirements are listed on the Canton Township Hiring webpage.
  • Register for the Lifeguard Training Course
  • Apply for a Job
Discover Brochure: all Canton Leisure Services programs, classes, events and services are included in the bi-annual Discover program brochure. Offerings are available for all ages and interests.

Registration: program registration is available online and at the Summit on the Park front desk.