Aquatics Specialty Programs

Aquatics specialty and leadership programs for youth and adults offered by the Lifesaving Society and Red Cross.

Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor

Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while teaching and evaluating. These competencies include: delivering education and training that focuses on development of physical skills, and/or knowledge and judgement.

Red Cross Lifeguard

Red Cross Lifeguard

This course prepares deck-ready lifeguards to prevent and respond to lifeguard emergencies, create a safe environment, work in teams, and handle public relations in a professional manner. The candidates are continuously evaluated throughout the course based on standard evaluation criteria and complete final skills and knowledge assessments. Pre-requisites: Must be at least 15 years old at start of the course. Must have current Standard First Aid. Must have taken ALG/Prep course.

Standard First Aid CPR and AED - Level C

Standard First Aid CPR and AED - Level C

Learn to think, react and improvise in emergency situations. The two-day course includes CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), head and spinal injuries, choking, poisoning and life-threatening emergencies.

Standard First Aid Recertification

Standard First Aid Recertification

This one-day recertification course is designed for individuals that have a valid Standard First Aid certificate that will soon expire. Please bring your unexpired certificate with you when you attend.

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion & Cross

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion & Cross

Bronze Medallion: Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Students also learn CPR and First Aid skills. Bronze Cross: Rescuers use skills previously learned from the Bronze Medallion to address challenging situations while learning about safe supervision and aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the NL and Lifesaving Instructor Award. Pre-requisites: Medallion: Must be 13 years old by the end of the course or have a current Bronze Star certification. Cross: Must have successfully completed the Bronze Medallion certificate.

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard

NL is designed to develop an understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgement and a mature responsible attitude towards the role of a lifeguard. Pre-requisites: Must be at least 16 years old by the end of the course. Must have successfully completed the Bronze Cross certificate. Must have a current Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care.

National Lifeguard Recertification Course

National Lifeguard Recertification Course