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Lifeguard

Courses for Lifeguard, in the fall at the Pinecrest Recreation Complex

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.
  • Sat, 2:45 pm-6 pm, Sep 15-Dec 1, $141.50 1400156
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 2:45 pm-6 pm, Sep 15-Dec 1, $160.00 1400187
    15 yrs+, 10 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.
  • Sat, 3 pm-6 pm, Sep 15-Dec 1, $128.25 1400154
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 3 pm-6 pm, Sep 15-Dec 1, $145.00 1400155
    15 yrs+, 10 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.
  • Sun, 5:15 pm-6:15 pm, Sep 16-Nov 18, $74.75 1400199
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Oct 24-Dec 19, $74.75 1400205
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm, Nov 25-Dec 16, $124.00 1403719
    16 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the last day of the course, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol, Premergency Inc. recognized). Nationally recognized award emphasizing teamwork, leadership, communication, accident prevention, and management of aquatic emergencies. Additional 2-hour candidate assignment required. Manual required at additional cost.
  • Sun, 5 pm-9 pm, Sep 16-Dec 2, $160.00 1400233
    16 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
  • Sun, 2 pm-7 pm, Sep 9, $73.00 1400260
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm, Dec 9, $73.00 1400262
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 1 pm-6 pm, Dec 28, $73.00 1400269
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the last day of the course, the ability to perform to the equivalent of Red Cross Swim kids 10 strokes and skills and Bronze Cross-not required to be current. Prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim programs. Includes stroke/skill evaluation and development, introduction to online module and teaching experience requirements. 8 hours- minimum of teaching experience is to be completed outside of course time. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend the information session on the first day. Course manuals and Red Cross online access are included in the course fee. 100% attendance is required.
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 12-Oct 3, $219.75 1400326
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Nov 28-Dec 19, $219.75 1400357
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
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.
  • Wed, 5 pm-9 pm, Oct 10-Nov 21, $196.25 1400526
    15 yrs+, 7 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, 4 pm-9 pm, Oct 21, $73.00 1400568
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm, Dec 16, $73.00 1400570
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Thu, 1 pm-6 pm, Dec 27, $73.00 1400578
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
2250 Torquay AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 828-3118