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Athletics & Recreation

Leadership & First Aid Courses

Looking to complete the final steps towards becoming a certified lifeguard or swim instructor?

We offer Aquatic Leadership courses to help you develop strong leadership skills that will last a lifetime, including:
• Physical Fitness • Teamwork, Problem Solving
• Improved Self Confidence • Communication Skills

Spring 2018 Program Guide - Schedule and Pricing
Please note: All Registered Program fees include a $5 program access card fee

 

Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B

Bronze Medallion focuses on lifesaving principles developed through judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers will learn to recognize a variety of aquatic and first aid emergencies and will be introduced to safe rescue techniques.

*Canadian Lifesaving Manual is required ($50) + Exam fee ($50) ​

Pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star certification

 

Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C AED

A more advanced training course involving an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities where rescuers will continue to build on lifesaving skills and techniques. Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario and is a pre-requisite for all advanced aquatic training programs. 
Note: This course does not include the Standard First Aid certification.

*Canadian Lifesaving Manual is required ($50) + Canadian First Aid Manual ($18.08) + Exam fee ($50) 

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid 

 

Bronze Medallion/Cross and Emergency First Aid

This amalgamated course offers Bronze Medallion and Cross in conjunction with one another. Advanced training involves an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities where rescuers will continue to build on lifesaving skills and techniques. Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario and is a pre-requisite for all advanced aquatic training programs.

*Canadian Lifesaving Manual is required ($50) + Canadian First Aid Manual ($20.34) + Exam fee ($50)

Pre-requisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star certification

 

National Lifeguard Certification

National Lifeguard Service is Canada’s only nationally recognized lifeguard certification. Candidates will be trained to supervise swimmers, prevent accidents and respond to first aid and aquatic incidents and emergencies in a team environment. A physically demanding course with significant theory work. Please note that Standard First Aid is required for this course. To check your certifications, please visit www.lifesavingsociety.com

*Alert: Lifeguarding in Action Manual is required ($60) + Exam fee ($50)

Pre-requisites: 16 years of age, Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid with CPR-C 

 

National Lifeguard Recertification

The NLS recertification exam gives lifeguards the opportunity to demonstrate their NLS skills and recertify their award. Please bring proof of pre-requisite certifications to the course.

Pre-requisites: National Lifeguard Certification & Standard First Aid with CPR-C 

 

Swim Instructor (Lifesaving Society)

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.

*Swim for Life and Teaching Swim for Life Award Guides are required.

Pre-requisites: 16 years of age by the last day of the course, Bronze Cross Certification or National Lifeguard Certification (need not be current) 

 

Standard First Aid with CPR-C AED
Full course - 2 days

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training in all facets of first aid and CPR. This course provides an indepth understanding of first aid and treatment for medical emergencies such as: heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns and spinal injuries. Provides knowledge of how the heart works and what goes wrong when defibrillation is required.

This course covers: when and how to operate an AED; AED maintenance; data management and the reporting protocols required after an incident in which an AED unit is used.

*Canadian First Aid Manual is required ($20.34)

 

Standard First Aid with CPR-C AED Recertification
Full course - 1 day

Equivalent to: St. John’s Ambulance and Red Cross Certifications.

Original Standard First Aid award holders may recertify their original SFA certification only once after taking a full Standard First Aid course. Once certification expires, candidates must retake the full course.

Individuals may only take a recertification course not more than three years from the original certification date of issue and it must be with the same agency that certified them originally.

Pre-requisite: Standard First Aid with CPR-C AED