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

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._x000D_ Recommended 8-15 years of age.
  • Thu, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm, Jan 11-Mar 8, $81.00 1106182
    8 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid_x000D_ 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, Jan 6-Mar 3, $95.00 1106276
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
  • Sat, 6 pm-9 pm, Jan 6-Mar 3, $107.50 1106278
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisite: Bronze Star OR 13 years old by the date of the exam._x000D_ 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, Jan 6-Mar 10, $125.50 1106267
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 6 pm-9 pm, Jan 6-Mar 10, $142.00 1106274
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Must be comfortable swimming a minimum of 300 meters continuously._x000D_ 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.
  • Fri, 4:45 pm-5:45 pm, Jan 12-Mar 9, $73.25 1106227
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the last day of the course, Bronze Cross or NLS_x000D_ 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-6:30 pm, Feb 4-Feb 18, $121.50 1122841
    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 recognized). _x000D_ 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-8 pm, Jan 7-Mar 4, $156.75 1106290
    16 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification_x000D_ Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
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, Jan 7-Jan 28, $215.25 1122852
    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,Fri,Sat,Sun, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Feb 21-Feb 25, $192.25 1122862
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Map location of Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
3380 D'Aoust
Ottawa, ON