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Courses for Lifeguard, in the winter 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 pm, Jan 5-Mar 2, $97.00 1398142
    14 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
  • Sat, 4 pm-7 pm, Jan 5-Mar 2, $109.75 1398145
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   cancelled
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, 6 pm-9:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $128.25 1398104
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7:15 pm, Jan 6-Mar 3, $128.25 1398106
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 6 pm-9:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $145.00 1398109
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7:15 pm, Jan 6-Mar 3, $145.00 1398112
    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.
  • Tue, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Jan 8-Mar 5, $74.75 1390746
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10 am-11 am, Jan 6-Mar 3, $74.75 1394300
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sun, 9 am-2:30 pm, Feb 3-Feb 24, $124.00 1398204
    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, 3 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 6-Mar 3, $160.00 1398155
    16 yrs+, 9 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, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, Jan 25, $73.00 1398161
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, Feb 22, $73.00 1398163
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the winter and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 1 (2016) during the spring 2019
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 1 (2016) during the summer 2019
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, Jan 9-Feb 6, $219.75 1398214
    15 yrs+, 5 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.
  • Sat, 9 am-4 pm, Feb 9-Mar 2, $196.25 1398228
    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. Red Cross Professional Development Modules must be completed online prior to attending the recertification.
Map location of Walter Baker Sports Centre
Walter Baker Sports Centre
100 Malvern DR
(613) 580-2788