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Student Swimming and Training at Trent

Though it’s only the start of September, the staff in Trent’s Department of Athletics and Recreation is ready to train University students for their summer jobs, says Jordan Lyall, acting aquatic supervisor.

The Allan Marshall Pool and its staff -- area leaders in training swimming instructors and lifeguards -- are hosting a number of new programs this fall, designed to train and provide recreational opportunities for University students.

"With increased enrolment at Trent this fall, the Department of Athletics and Recreation, like every department at the University, is striving to meet student-need," says Ms. Lyall. "We want to ensure we have a broader spectrum of programming available to students, so that we can meet their broader training and recreation needs."

Trent Aquatics offers bronze medallion and cross, and leaders (an introduction to instructing) courses, as well as National Lifeguard Service, Red Cross and Lifesaving Society Instructors sessions. Trent also offers First Aid and CPR training, and regularly holds advanced leadership-training courses (i.e. First Aid Instructor.)

The following are new-to-Trent student program offerings:

  • Adult Bronze Course, for students 17-years-old and up. This 12-week combination course will see students earn their bronze medallion and bronze cross levels. This is often a minimum requirement for a camp counsellor position. The maturity and high-level of learning of university students allows for this joint medallion/bronze cross course. Traditionally these courses are offered to youth in their early teens. The cost is $158 (a $60-savings to taking the courses consecutively) and the course starts September 26. Students must register before the first class.
  • In partnership with Campus Recreation, the Department of Athletics and Recreation is offering swimming for fitness clinics. For further information, see the Campus Recreation Guide.
  • For those interested in doing lengths at the pool, clinics will be offered to teach flip-turning and how to use lane swimming equipment like flippers. These clinics will be offered throughout the year. For further information, also see the Campus Recreation Guide.
  • A student-only public swim is scheduled weekly on Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.

For further information on these programs or others, visit or call Jordan Lyall, acting aquatic supervisor, 748-1432.

Please note the Athletic Complex hours have been extended and are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday: 6:30 - 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Posted September 12, 2003

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