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Leadership & Lifeguarding

Watch for these upcoming courses. If you are interested in the courses below, have your name put on an interest list  – we will notify you when we run the course.  Please ensure you meet the pre-requisites for each course.

Please contact the Aquatic Supervisors for information on any Leadership Courses and/or upcoming changes.

High School Credits

Did you know that you can get high school credits for taking leadership courses?

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Canadian Swim Patrol – Rookie, Ranger, Star

Have you completed the Swim Kids 8  or higher and want to keep active and learn some lifesaving skills?  This class is fun and energetic and students will work at their own pace to complete up to 3 levels. When you are complete, you will be ready for the Bronze Star Program.

Bronze Star

The first level in the Bronze Family. Great course to introduce rescue skills and it provides excellent preparation for the Bronze Medallion course.

Recommended for kids who have completed Swim Kids 10 or those 10-13 years of age but open to all ages.  If you have some training in Rookie, Ranger or Star – you are ready for this course too!

Bronze Medallion

Learn about rescue techniques, the ABC’s, CPR and water rescue. Stroke improvement, fitness and a timed swim are included (20 lengths in 15 minutes).

Pre-requisites are 13 years of age OR Bronze Star

Bronze Cross

Have you completed your Bronze Medallion?  This is the next step on your way to becoming a lifeguard.  The course continues with advanced rescue techniques – learn about spinal injuries, submerged victims and an introduction to lifeguarding.

Pre-requisite is Bronze Medallion.

National Lifeguard – Pool

The National Lifeguard Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.

Please check the prerequisites and ensure you have everything necessary before registering

Course involves both wet and dry sessions.

Pre-requisites are CPR-C/AED, First Aid (Standard First Aid), Bronze Cross and 15 years of age. First aid and CPR must be CURRENT within 1 year.

Swim Instructor

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course trains candidates o the Competency Level 1 knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to teach the Society’s Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs.

Pre-requisites are 15 years of age and Bronze Cross or NL.

Lifesaving Instructors

Lifesaving Instructor/Examiners are trained using a competency-based model that walks them through teaching and evaluation philosophy and the techniques/approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid and related aquatic skills. Instructors also learn about long-term and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision, and the principles of evaluation.

Lifesaving Instructor/Examiners are trained to teach Junior Lifeguard Club, Swim to Survive, Lifesaving for Lay Rescuers, Lifesaving for Backyard Pool Owners, Safeguard, Canadian Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger, Star), Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross Candidates are trained in and must demonstrate skills, knowledge, and attitudes at Competency Level 1 (Lifesaving Instructor) to include all aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, First Aid, and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program.

Lifesaving Instructor/Examiners can evaluate and certify candidates in all items in Canadian Swim Patrol, Lifesaving Fitness, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. The LSI course in the BC & Yukon Branch includes the Advanced Instructor certification and the Examination Standards clinic.

Pre-requisite is 15 years of age & Bronze Cross or NL.

Boat Operator Accredited Training (B.O.A.T.)

B.O.A.T. is for any operator of a power boat who is required by law to have their pleasure craft operator card.  All boats equipped with a motor under 4 metres, including personal water craft are required to have their card now.

For more information, see the Boat Operator page or contact the Leisure Pool.