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This course teaches an understanding of lifesaving principles and is the prerequisite for Bronze Cross. Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense methods and releases in preparation for rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 metre timed swim.
Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age by exam date or Bronze Star Award.
Designed for lifesavers who want advanced lifesaving training, these awards are the pre-requisites for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certifications. Additional fees for materials and awards are applied at checkout. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion
Upon successful completion of this program, candidates will be able to instruct the following awards in the Lifesaving program: Canadian Swim Patrol program, Bronze Medal Awards, Waiting Pool Attendant and Emergency First Aid.
Prerequisite: Minimum 15 years of age by the exam date, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid from one of Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol
As 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. The course 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 metre sprint challenge, 50 metre rescue drill, and 400 metre endurance challenge.
Prerequisites: Minimum 15 years of age by the exam date, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid from one of Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.
The Red Cross Instructor Development program involves 4 components: (1) Skills Evaluation, (2) Online Modules, (3) Volunteer Teaching Experience, and (4) Classroom and Pool. All 4 components are included. The first day of the course is the Skills Evaluation. Candidates must successfully complete the Skills Evaluation component to move forward in the program. Next step information and program materials will be provided at the first class. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified to teach the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Prerequisites: Minimum 15 years of age by the end of the course and Bronze Cross
This course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of Standard First Aid and CPR-C.