Advanced Aquatic Training

National Lifeguard (NL) 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. 

Pre-requisites: Previous NL certification
Date: December 22
Time: 10am - 7pm
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Bronze Cross

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.  

Pre requisites: Bronze Medallion
Dates: Saturdays, January 12 - March 2
Time: 1 - 3:30pm
Cost: $185

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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. 

Pre requisites: Previous LSI certification
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Cost: $110

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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: Saturday & Sunday, June 1 -16, 2019
Time: 10am - 7pm
Cost: $496 (includes alert manual and Lifeguard Toolkit)

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Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC):

This Lifesaving Soceity JLC is a multi-level program where 8-12 year olds can learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life. This program is designed to let kids participate in activities similar to those of real lifeguards.

Pre-requisites: 8-12 years old and completion of Swim Kids 3 (or equivalent swimming ability)
Dates: Sundays, October 14 - December 16 (no class Nov 11) (currently running) 
Time: 2pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $97.50

*Registration is closed - watch for our Winter Leisure Guide for information on when we will run this program again*

Bronze Medallion 

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. 

*Currently are not running this program*
*Watch for our Winter Leisure Guide for information on when this program will be offered next*

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.

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

** Currently we do not have this program running **
** Please contact 250-837-9351 ext. 6 if you are interested in this program and we can schedule one in the future **


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. 

*Currently are not running this program*
*Watch for our Winter Leisure Guide for information on when this program will be offered next*