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Courses for Lifeguard, in the fall at the Lowertown Pool

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid Combined course that certifies participants in both Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. Includes the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, use of special equipment and comprehensive first aid and CPR training.
  • Mon, 5 pm-8:15 pm, Sep 10-Nov 26, $141.50 1180882
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 11 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 5 pm-8:15 pm, Sep 10-Nov 26, $160.00 1180907
    15 yrs+, 11 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: Bronze Star OR 13 years old by the date of the exam. Teaches lifesavers how to respond to complex water rescue situations. Develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Candidates will develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.
  • Mon, 5 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 10-Nov 12, $128.25 1180848
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 5 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 10-Nov 12, $145.00 1180878
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
Must be comfortable swimming a minimum of 300 meters continuously. This level prepares candidates for timed swims, lifesaving rescues and rescue skills. Further first aid skills are taught. Excellent for those who want to take their Bronze Medallion and are not the required 13 years of age.
  • Mon, 6 pm-7 pm, Sep 10-Nov 12, $74.75 1180812
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sat,Sun, 3:30 pm-7 pm, Oct 13-Oct 28, $124.00 1321208
    16 yrs+, 6 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the last day of the course, proof of completion for Water Safety Instructor Part 1 - including; stroke and skill evaluation form signed off, online workbook completed and 8 hours teaching experience signed off with completed teaching experience journal. Further prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Focus will be on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills and ensure candidates fully comprehend the content, standards and expectations of each level. Includes classroom and pool sessions as well as the adapted aquatic module to meet the hiring requirements for City of Ottawa Aquatic Staff. 100% attendance is required.
  • Sun, 2 pm-7 pm, Nov 11-Dec 16, $196.25 1180965
    15 yrs+, 6 classes,   Register >
Required clinic to maintain RC WSI certification. Opportunity to share ideas, review skills and address areas of challenge.Candidate will be evaluated on their strokes at the Red Cross Swim kids 10 level. Red Cross Professional Development Modules must be completed online prior to attending the recertification.
  • Sun, 3 pm-8 pm, Oct 7, $73.00 1181008
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by last day of course, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol, Premergency Inc. recognized). National award emphasizing teamwork, leadership, communication, accident prevention, and management of aquatic emergencies. Airway Management certification included. Required additional 2-hour assignment. Manual fee extra.
  • Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun, 12:30 pm-8 pm, Dec 27-Jan 4, $184.75 1180954
    16 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Map location of Lowertown Pool
Lowertown Pool
40 Cobourg ST
613-580-2424 ext 44426