Lifeguard and Instructor Training

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

Step 1: Orientation/Pre-skills screening and WSI Online Introduction
Date: Monday, June 11, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Step 2: Teach Experience
Dates: Tuesday - Friday
July 3 - 13
July 24 - August 3
August 14 - 24

Step 3: Skills Screening / WSI Classroom and Pool
Dates: Monday - Thursday, August 27 - 30, 10:00am - 6:30pm

Cost: $460, includes access to WSI Online and all required resources.

Note: Candidates will require access to a computer and reliable internet connection to complete an online component of the course.

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National Lifeguard Program 

Recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada, NL education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, with good judgment, and a mature and responsible good attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.

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 first aid will not be re-taught during the course.

Dates: Wed - Fri / Mon - Wed, August 15 -22
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $495 

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Bronze Medallion 

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of our water rescue education: knowledge, judgment, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn advanced lifesaving  techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (500 metres). Includes CPR-A.

Pre requisites: Bronze Star or 13 years old
Dates:  Tuesday - Friday, July 17 - 20
Time: 10:00am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $298

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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. 

Pre requisites: Bronze Medallion proof of certification
Dates: Tuesday - Friday, August 7 - 10
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: $170

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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. 

Pre requisites: Bronze Cross proof of certification and 16 years old by last day of class. 
Dates: Thursday - Sunday, October 11 - 14
Time: Thursday / Friday, 4:00pm - 8:30pm
           Saturday / Sunday, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Cost: $275

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