Aquatics Specialty Programs

Aquatics specialty and leadership programs for children and youth 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

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Prepare for your first job as a ‘professional babysitter.’ Learn the basics in this one day, in-person course and get tips for finding babysitting jobs. You’ll learn simple techniques for First Aid, how to handle emergency situations and strategies to create a safe and happy environment for children. The course covers babysitters’ and family rights and responsibilities, basic baby and child care skills, ideas to foster positive interactions with children of different ages, as well as child safety and injury prevention. Graduates of this program can choose, with parental consent, to have their name included in our Babysitter Referral Service.

Stingrays Lifesaving Sport Club

Stingrays Lifesaving Sport Club

Lifesaving Sport Club works on swimming skills, as well as an introduction to water and dryland fitness. Participants develop team building skills, improve self-esteem, and participate in seasonal events and competitions (both local and provincial). Participants are required to have a club T-shirt & swim cap which can be purchased at Guest Services at any time (previous members are not required to purchase new ones if they still have some from previous years). Participants will also be required to purchase a black or blue swimsuit and are encouraged to attend one or more competitions.