Join Ottawa

Aquatics Certification

Courses for Aquatics Certification, in the fall at the Walter Baker Sports Centre

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.
  • Sat, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, Sep 19-Nov 28, $99.50 1581304
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, Sep 19-Nov 28, $112.50 1581305
    15 yrs+, 10 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, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 17-Nov 19, $131.50 1581297
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 6 pm-9 pm, Sep 17-Nov 19, $148.75 1581300
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, Sep 20-Nov 29, $131.50 1581309
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, Sep 20-Nov 29, $148.75 1581311
    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.
  • Thu, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Sep 17-Nov 12, $76.75 1581287
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10:30 am-11:30 am, Sep 20-Nov 29, $76.75 1581306
    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.
  • Fri, 6 pm-10 pm, Sep 18, $38.00 1581303
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 6 pm-10 pm, Sep 25, $38.00 1581316
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 6 pm-10 pm, Nov 13, $38.00 1581339
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 6 pm-10 pm, Dec 11, $38.00 1581343
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required.
  • Sun, 9 am-2:30 pm, Oct 18-Nov 8, $127.25 1581336
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 17-Oct 24, $125.75 1581335
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 2 classes,   Register >
  • Sat,Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Dec 19-Dec 20, $125.75 1581345
    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, Sep 20, $92.75 1581318
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Sep 20, $82.00 1581320
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 17-Oct 24, $142.25 1581334
    15 yrs+, 2 classes,   Register >
  • Sat,Sun, 9 am-5 pm, Dec 19-Dec 20, $142.25 1581344
    15 yrs+, 2 classes,   Register >
Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the last day of the course, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.) Nationally recognized award emphasizing teamwork, leadership, communication, accident prevention, and management of aquatic emergencies. Manual required at additional cost.
  • Sun, 3 pm-8 pm, Sep 20-Nov 29, $164.00 1581307
    15 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, Sep 25, $75.00 1581322
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, Nov 20, $75.00 1581340
    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 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.
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 16-Oct 7, $225.25 1581294
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Nov 11-Dec 2, $225.25 1581338
    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 pm, Nov 7-Nov 28, $201.25 1581337
    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
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2788