Accept the challenge! Become a certified Lifeguard
If you are comfortable in and around water and want to make a difference to peoples’ lives, join the SSI Lifeguard team. Being a lifeguard is a fun, rewarding job, and as a professional SSI Lifeguard, you can join water safety teams around the world or make lifeguarding your full-time career. Do not stop training! Further your career by becoming an SSI Swim Teacher or SSI Basic Freediving Instructor and reach higher training levels from there. Whatever your passion is, we have an SSI training program that fits your needs! Start building your solid base for a SSI Professional career today.
Get certified as a lifeguard
Our internationally recognized SSI Lifeguard program is the best way to start and become a lifeguard for pools or waterparks. You will learn all you need to confidently supervise, assist and rescue victims in pool and waterpark environments, and earn the SSI Lifeguard certification. Not already 18 years old? No problem! You will be certified as a Water Safety Attendant and get your upgrade as Pool Lifeguard as soon as you turn eighteen. Love lifeguarding? Upgrade your certification with additional training and become an SSI Inland Open Water Lifeguard, an SSI Beach Lifeguard or even a Lifeguard Instructor.
Become a Professional
Continue your lifeguard career by becoming a Lifeguard Instructor. Alternatively combine your training with SSI Swim by joining an SSI Swim Teacher Instructor Course to graduate as a Swim Teacher. Becoming an SSI Professional is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway.
Swim Teacher Adult
Do you want to inspire lifetime swimmers? Make a career out of swimming? Become a professional swimming teacher with SSI! Learn to teach babies, children or adults to swim, plus beginners up to competitive swimmers. Make a difference! Start today!
Basic Freediving Instructor
Active SSI scuba professionals can easily start a new career in freediving with the Basic Freediving Instructor course. Help water enthusiasts learn to freedive and show them how to set a free dive record of their own with this entry-level program.
Featured Destinations ideal for Lifeguard Training
Check out MyDiveGuide, a unique database of more than 10,000 dive sites, wildlife maps and incredible destinations. Here you will find top places to complete your lifeguard certifications and get inspired for your next adventure! Why not combine learning how to become a lifeguard with a vacation the whole family can enjoy. Start creating the experience of a lifetime today!