Advanced Aquatic Training
Bronze Star is a pre Bronze Medallion training program that helps to prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem solving and decision making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates develop Water Smart confidence and learn basic lifesaving and resuscitation skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes a 400 metre timed swim.
Bronze Medallion is a "building block" toward further lifesaving and lifeguard training. Candidates learn lifesaving techniques for challenging open-water rescues and develop stroke efficiency and endurance. Certification includes CPR-A/AED.
The Bronze Cross award is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard (NL) and Instructor Certification. Successful completion of this program is worth two Grade 11 High School credits.
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.
Dates: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on August 19, 20, 21 and August 26, 27, 28
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $496 (includes alert manual and Lifeguard Toolkit)
The next courses for National Lifeguard (NL) will be in Winter 2020. Need to recertify sooner? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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:
Thursday, March 7 from 4pm - 9pm
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 in April and June. Must be completed before WSI Classroom/Pool
4) WSI Classroom/Pool:
Friday, June 21st 4pm- 9pm
Saturday, June 22nd 11am - 8pm
Sunday, June 23rd 11am - 8pm
We course is ongoing and already in session. If you are interested in joining please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to see if we can make arrangements for you.
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 email@example.com or call the front desk to be put on an interest list. New classes will be added with enough interest.