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Swim Instructor & Lifesaving Instructor Course

Nov 18, 19, 20, 25

Fridays: 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Saturday/Sunday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

The Lifesaving Instructor award prepares instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society’s:

  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction
  • Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C

Registration Requirements: 

  • 15 years of age 
  • Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard

Course Fee: $405.00 + HST

Lifeguard

Lifesaving Society NLS Course

Weekly Mondays September 26th – December 5th 5:00-9:30pm

OR

Crash Course October 21/22/23 & 28/29/30

Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm

The National Lifeguard – Pool award builds on the knowledge from Bronze Cross. The candidates will learn how to supervise a pool and rescue those in distress. Only those who hold a National Lifeguard – Pool award may lifeguard in a pool setting.

Registration Requirements: 

  • 15 years of age 
  • Standard First Aid CPR-C
  • Bronze Cross 

Course Fee: $250.00 + HST

Bronze Medallion 

Tuesdays 5:00pm-8:00pm September 27 – November 29

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 400 m timed swim.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Bronze Cross

Thursdays 5:00pm-8:00pm September 29 – December 1

Begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid

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