Aquatics Training & Courses

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Lifeguard Training Programs

  • Junior Lifeguard Club

    • Junior Lifeguard Club Nov 19 to Dec 17 07:15 PM-08:15 PM Available
      Prerequisites: 8 – 13 years of age and completion of Swim Kids 6

      Pricing: $54.00 (Member), $65.00 (Non – Member)

      The Junior Lifeguard (JLC) program is designed so that its participants can learn fundamental aquatic skills across a variety of program areas. Club members will work on improving their swimming strokes and fitness skills and learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, leadership, and teamwork skills. These skills will prepare them with the knowledge and ability to successfully progress through other Society programs.

      JLC instructors will also work with participants to track their goals in a WaterLog. They will also work through the Canadian Swim Patrol program with the JLC participants.
      Fri from Nov 19 to Dec 17 (5 Sessions)
      07:15 PM-08:15 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

    • Bronze Cross Oct 29 to Oct 31 09:00 AM-04:00 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: $175.00

      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.

      Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 29 to Oct 31 (3 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-04:00 PM
      Aquatics - Training Pool B
  • National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

    • National Lifeguard - Pool Nov 19 to Nov 28 09:00 AM-05:00 PM Available
      Prerequisites: minimum of 16 years of age, Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and Bronze Cross

      Pricing: $350

      Course Schedule:
      November 19: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 20 and 21: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      November 26: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      November 27 and 28: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge, fitness, judgment and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications.

      Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.

      The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

      Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course and will be expected to demonstrate swim skills, water rescues and 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.
      Fri, Sat, Sun from Nov 19 to Nov 28 (6 Sessions)
      09:00 AM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP
  • National Lifeguard (Pool) Recert Exam

    • National Lifeguard Recertification Oct 22 12:00 PM-05:00 PM Available
      This is a recertification course for participants who already have a National Lifeguard certification through the Lifesaving Society. Participants must present proof of National Lifeguard certification in order to recertify.
      Fri Oct 22 (1 Sessions)
      12:00 PM-05:00 PM
      Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MIP