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Lifeguard

Courses for Lifeguard, in the spring at the Walter Baker Sports Centre

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, 4 pm-7:30 pm, Mar 24-May 26, $97.00 1138804
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 4 pm-7:30 pm, Mar 24-May 26, $109.75 1138805
    15 yrs+, 8 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.
  • Thu, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, Mar 22-May 24, $128.25 1138754
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7:45 pm, Mar 25-May 27, $128.25 1138755
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, Mar 22-May 24, $145.00 1138756
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7:45 pm, Mar 25-May 27, $145.00 1138757
    15 yrs+, 8 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.
  • Tue, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Mar 20-May 15, $74.75 1138704
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10 am-11 am, Mar 25-Jun 3, $74.75 1138705
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the last day of the course, Bronze Cross or NLS Training for instructors that allow them to teach the LS Swim Patrol levels, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Includes lesson design, advanced skill progressions, and adult learning principles. Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sun, 10 am-5 pm, Apr 8-Apr 29, $124.00 1139004
    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 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, 2:30 pm-8 pm, Mar 25-May 27, $160.00 1138809
    16 yrs+, 8 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.
  • Fri, 5 pm-10 pm, Apr 27, $73.00 1138904
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 5 pm-10 pm, May 25, $73.00 1138905
    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-9 pm, Apr 4-Apr 25, $219.75 1139005
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-9 pm, May 2-May 23, $219.75 1139054
    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.
  • Sat, 9 am-4:30 pm, May 5-May 26, $196.25 1139659
    15 yrs+, 4 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.
  • Sat, 1 pm-6 pm, Apr 28, $73.00 1139660
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 1 pm-6 pm, Jun 2, $73.00 1139661
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Walter Baker Sports Centre
Walter Baker Sports Centre
100 Malvern DR
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2788