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

Please note: All Registered Program fees include a $5 program access card fee

Members save 15% on programs!

 

BRONZE STAR

An excellent preparation course for Bronze Medallion. Participants will develop their lifesaving and problem-solving skills through first aid and rescue scenarios. 100% attendance is required. 

Pre-requisites: 10 years of age, Star Patrol

Course runs September 10 to December 1. 

Tuesdays    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm  

Sundays    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 

BRONZE MEDALLION + 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. 

Pre-requisites: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star

Course runs September 15 to November 24. 

Sundays    10:30 am - 2:00 pm

*Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Canadian First Aid Manual are included in the price of the course.

 

BRONZE CROSS + EMERGENCY FIRST AID WITH CPR-B

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.

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion

Program runs September 15 to November 24.

Sundays    10:30 am - 2:00 pm

*Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Canadian First Aid Manual are included in the price of the course.

 

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. 

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

Program runs September 12 to November 28. 

Thursdays    4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

*Lifeguarding In Action Manual is included in the price of the course.

 

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION

The National Lifeguard recertification exam gives lifeguards the opportunity to demonstrate their National Lifeguard 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

Program runs Thursday, November 28. 

Thursday    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 

STANDARD FIRST AID WITH CPR-C + AED

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training in all facets of first aid and CPR. This course provides an in-depth 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. 

Program runs November 2 to November 3. 

Saturday & Sunday    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

*Canadian First Aid Manual is included in the price of the course.

 

STANDARD FIRST AID WITH CPR-C + AED RECERTIFICATION

Equivalent to: St. John’s Ambulance and Red Cross Certifications. Original Standard First Aid award holders may re-certify 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.

Program runs Sunday, November 3. 

Sunday    9:00 am - 5:00 pm