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Lifeguard

Courses for Lifeguard, in the fall at the Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.

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, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 29-Dec 1, $128.25 1409175
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 29-Dec 1, $145.00 1409178
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid More advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and use of special equipment
  • Sat, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 29-Dec 1, $97.00 1409179
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 29-Dec 1, $109.75 1409181
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Must be comfortable swimming a minimum of 300 meters continuously. Combined course that certifies participants in both Bronze Star and Basic First Aid.
  • Sat, 8:30 am-9:30 am, Sep 8-Dec 15, $101.25 1409171
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 15 classes,   cancelled
  • Thu, 5 pm-6 pm, Sep 13-Dec 20, $101.25 1409172
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 15 classes,   Register >
Join the J.L.C. and experience what lifeguarding is really like. The J.L.C. is designed to encourage social interaction, community involvement, lifeguarding and lifesaving skills in a 'club' environment. Candidates must be comfortable in deep water, able to swim 50m, front crawl and tread water for one minute. Recommended 8-15 years of age.
  • Tue, 5 pm-6 pm, Sep 11-Dec 18, $137.75 1409069
    8 yrs-14 yrs, 15 classes,   cancelled
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sun, 11:30 am-6:30 pm, Oct 28-Nov 11, $124.00 1409169
    16 yrs+, 3 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, 3 pm-7:15 pm, Sep 23-Dec 2, $160.00 1409183
    16 yrs+, 11 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
  • Sun, 3 pm-8 pm, Sep 9, $73.00 1409289
    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.
  • Sun, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sep 23-Oct 21, $219.75 1409165
    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.
  • Sun, 10:30 am-6:30 pm, Nov 25-Dec 9, $196.25 1409167
    15 yrs+, 3 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.
Map location of Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
3380 D'Aoust
Ottawa, ON
613-521-4092