This introduction to aquatic teaching prepares candidates with knowledge and experience required for the Lifesaving Instructor course. It is designed to provide candidates with the proper knowledge and skills to teach swimming and safe behaviours and attitudes around water. The course will provide you with the instructional knowledge and theories on topics including stroke correction, mechanics of swimming, teaching, and learning methods, swimming skills, communication, safety supervision, and feedback. This course also includes in water volunteer experience with preschool and swimmer levels.
Prerequisites: 14 years old and completed swimmer 6
$150 members | $175 non-members
This course is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and a fun introduction to lifesaving sport. Bronze Star develops proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts.
$110 members | $120 non-members
This course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A.
Prerequisite: Bronze Star or 13 years of age.
$172 members | $196 non-members
This program is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard (NL) certification.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion AND current Intermediate First Aid.
$132 members | $152 non-members
Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol programs.
Lifesaving Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medals, Distinction, and Lifesaving Society CPR programs.
Prerequisite: 15 years old and Bronze Cross or higher, and Aquatic Teaching Fundamentals
$288 members | $327 non-members
This first aid program provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C and AED certification. This is a Lifesaving Society Course and is OH&S recognized.
$145 members | $164 non-members
Includes CPR-C and AED.
Prerequisite: Current Intermediate First Aid
$86 members | $99 non-members
Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, NL training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, current Intermediate First Aid (IFA or AEC), 16 years of age.
$349 members | $399 non-members
Includes CPR/AED/O2 recertification
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Proof of current NL/IFA awards
$101 members | $116 non-members
The National Lifeguard Instructor clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate National Lifeguard courses. Candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques, public relations issues and first aid, as well as how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for any major aspect of supervising the public in an aquatic setting. Candidates are required to complete an apprenticeship after the clinic. Interested candidates must fill out an application and submit to the Branch for approval at least four (4) weeks in advance.
Prerequisite: Approved application from the LSS. Must hold current NL and LSI award.
$200 members | $225 non-members
Lifesaving first aid instructors teach and evaluate first aid knowledge and skills. Lifesaving first aid instructors deliver CPR and AED, Lifesaving Emergency First Aid and Lifesaving Standard First Aid. In addition a Lifesaving First Aid Instructor may deliver: Aquatic Emergency Care, CPR-HCP and Oxygen Administration; if they hold the candidate level. NOTE: Includes Lifesaving CPR Instructor certification.
Prerequisites: 18 years of age & current AB workplace approved Intermediate First Aid (32 Hour) or Lifesaving Instructor & current AB workplace approved Intermediate First Aid (16 Hour)
$200 members | $225 non-members