Aquatics Training & Courses

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Lifeguard Training Programs

  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

    • Bronze Cross Oct 28 to Oct 30 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion, Standard First Aid with CPR C, 14 years of age and ability to swim 400 m in 11 minutes using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke.

      Pricing: $232.00 (Includes course materials and LSS candidate fee)

      Bronze Cross is the Lifesaving Society's Assistant Lifeguard Award. Bronze Cross expands lifesaving skills with a focus on teamwork, and begins the transition from lifesaver to lifeguard. Principles and techniques for active supervision of aquatic facilities are introduced and put into practice n the role of Assistant Lifeguard.

      Course dates and time below:
      Friday Oct 28th 9-5pm
      Saturday Oct 29th 9-5pm
      Sunday Oct 30th 9-5pm

      608125
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 28 to Oct 30 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Center - Timing Room
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion

    • Bronze Medallion Oct 14 to Oct 16 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Wait List
      Prerequisites: Standard First Aid/CPR C, minimum of 13 years of age, ability to complete a timed swim of 400 m using a combination of the following swim strokes – front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke or sidestroke. Recommended completion of Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 or participation in Junior Lifeguard Club.

      Pricing: $175.00

      Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and basic first aid. Candidates will be active and wet in the water each day – it is recommended that they bring goggles, towels, lots of snacks and a lunch for each day.

      Course dates and time below:
      Friday Oct 14th 5-9pm
      Saturday Oct 15th 9-5pm
      Sunday Oct 16th 9-5pm
      608124
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 14 to Oct 16 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre
  • National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

    • National Lifeguard - Pool Nov 18 to Nov 27 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      National Lifeguard - The National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.

      Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid/CPR C.
      Course dates and times below:
      Friday Nov 18th 9-5pm
      Saturday Nov 19th 9-5pm
      Sunday Nov 20th 9-5pm
      Friday Nov 25th 9-5pm
      Saturday Nov 26th 9-5pm
      Sunday Nov 27th 9-5pm

      608126
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 18 to Nov 27 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre