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.
$170 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.
$132 members | $152 non-members
Lifesaving Instructors/Examiners are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Distinction certifications. Instructor/Examiner candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. Prerequisite: 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher.
$288 members | $327 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 Standard First Aid (SFA) (or AEC), 16 years of age.
$349 members | $399 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
The WSI course is designed to provide candidates with the proper knowledge and skills to teach swimming and water safety while promoting water-safe attitudes in, on, and around the water. This course will provide you with the instructional knowledge and theories on topics including teaching methods, learning styles, swimming skills, communication, safety supervision, injury prevention, and feedback. The course will include the following components: skills evaluation, online module, teaching experience, classroom and pool modules. This course involves a parent meeting, volunteer hours, online learning modules, and in-class and in-water instruction. The majority of the information covered, as well as volunteer hours required, will occur in July, with final course dates in August. Prerequisite: 15 yrs old, Standard First Aid or Bronze Cross, Swim Kids 10.
$325 members | $350 non-members
A professional development clinic designed to improve WSI recertification candidates’ skills and abilities for teaching their swimmers in the Red Cross Swim program. There are both classroom and pool components. Prerequisite: Red Cross WSI certification
$75 members / $85 non-members