Advanced Aquatic Training

National Lifeguard Program (NL)

Recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada. NL training prepares lifeguards to prevent incidents and in the effective resolution of emergencies if needed. NL is worth two Grade 12 High School credits. 

Pre-requisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and 16 years old by last day of course.
                          We strongly recommend the Standard First Aid is current as it will not be re-taught during the course.

The next courses for National Lifeguard (NL) will be in Winter 2020. Need to recertify sooner? Email aquatic@revelstoke.ca or call the front desk to be put on an interest list. New classes will be added with enough interest.

National Lifeguard (NL) Precert / Recert

Lifesaving Society NL certification is valid for two years from the date of completion and must be current for employment. This clinic is for individuals needing to recertify their NL award. A current CPR-C or Standard First Aid is recommended. 

The next courses for National Lifeguard (NL) Recertification will be in Winter 2020. Need to recertify sooner? Email aquatic@revelstoke.ca or call the front desk to be put on an interest list. New classes will be added with enough interest.

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)

The Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) award trains candidates to teach and evaluate the Canadian Swim Patrol Program, the Bronze Medal awards, and a variety of specialized lifesaving programs. Candidates will be taught teaching methodology, course planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. The LSI certification is worth one Grade 11 High School credit. 

Pre requisites: Bronze Cross & 16 years old by last day of class

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Recert

This clinic is for individuals needing to re-certify or update their existing Lifesaving Instructor certification as an LSI is valid for two years from the date of certification. Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross and Lifesaving instructor combined are worth three Grade 11 High School credits. 

We currently are not running this course. Next time this will be scheduled will be in Winter 2020. Need to recertify sooner? Email aquatic@revelstoke.ca or call the front desk to be put on an interest list. New classes will be added with enough interest.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course

Prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim programs.

Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim School, Red Cross Swim Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens, and Red Cross Swim Adapted Programs. This program is designed in a sequential four step process. 

Prerequisites: Swim Kids 10 swimming ability, 15 years old by last day of classroom/pool AND Standard First Aid OR Bronze Cross

1) Orientation & Pre-skills Screening:

2) WSI Online: 
16-20 hours self-paced, must be completed before WSI Teach Experience 

3) WSI Teach Experience:
8 hours total, completed during our Tuesday/Thursday or Saturday swim lessons . Must be completed before WSI Classroom/Pool

4) WSI Classroom/Pool: Scheduled over 3 days and 23 hours.

 If you are interested in joining please email aquatic@revelstoke.ca ASAP to see if we can make arrangements for you.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Recert

Take this 5 hour recertification clinic to renew your WSI award for another two years.

PrerequisitesProof of previous WSI certification issued no earlier than 1995