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Aquatics Certification

Courses for Aquatics Certification, in the fall at the St-Laurent Complex

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the EFA prerequisite certification.) 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.
  • Fri, 4 pm-8:45 pm, Sep 18-Oct 23, $99.50 1580391
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 6 classes,   Register >
  • Fri, 4 pm-8 pm, Sep 18-Oct 23, $112.50 1580393
    15 yrs+, 6 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.
  • Sun, 3:45 pm-7:30 pm, Sep 20-Nov 22, $131.50 1580387
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3:45 pm-7:30 pm, Sep 20-Nov 22, $148.75 1580388
    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.
  • Mon, 6 pm-7 pm, Sep 21-Nov 23, $76.75 1580386
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.) Provides lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in use of oxygen and advanced equipment.
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required.
  • Fri,Sat, 5 pm-8:30 pm, Oct 30-Nov 7, $127.25 1580461
    15 yrs+, 3 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Sat,Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Nov 7-Nov 8, $125.75 1581097
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 2 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid certificate within 36 months of the certification date A clinic to recertify Lifesaving Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED. Previous certification must be from a full course and not a recertification clinic. Please bring current certification card. 100% attendance is required.
  • Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 18, $82.00 1580462
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 18, $92.75 1581089
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Sat,Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Nov 7-Nov 8, $142.25 1581098
    15 yrs+, 2 classes,   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 watch virtual information session along with the candidate, which will be sent out prior to the first day of the course. Course manuals and Red Cross online access are included in the course fee. 100% attendance is required.
  • Sat, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Sep 26-Oct 24, $225.25 1580399
    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.
  • Fri,Sat, 5 pm-8:30 pm, Nov 27-Dec 5, $201.25 1580409
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Map location of St-Laurent Complex
St-Laurent Complex
525 Côté ST
Ottawa,ON
(613) 742-6767