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Aquatics Certification

Courses for Aquatics Certification, in the spring at the Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.

Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Bronze Cross during the fall 2019
* Bronze Cross during the winter 2020
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
  • Sun, 3 pm-6:15 pm, Mar 31-Jun 9, $97.00 1469494
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3 pm-6:15 pm, Mar 31-Jun 9, $109.75 1469495
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B during the fall 2019
* Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B during the winter 2020
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 pm-6:30 pm, Mar 31-Jun 9, $128.25 1469461
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3 pm-6:30 pm, Mar 31-Jun 9, $145.00 1469493
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Bronze Star during the fall 2019
* Bronze Star during the winter 2020
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.
  • Sat, 10 am-11 am, Mar 30-Jun 8, $74.75 1469456
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 5 pm-6 pm, Mar 28-Jun 6, $74.75 1469458
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 11 classes,   cancelled
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Junior Lifeguard Club during the fall 2019
* Junior Lifeguard Club during the winter 2020
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. Recommended 8-15 years of age.
  • Tue, 5 pm-6 pm, Mar 26-Jun 4, $103.25 1468774
    8 yrs-14 yrs, 11 classes,   cancelled
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* LS Lifesaving and EFA Instructor during the fall 2019
* LS Lifesaving and EFA Instructor during the winter 2020
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Fri,Sun, 5 pm-6:30 pm, Apr 26-May 5, $124.00 1469620
    16 yrs+, 3 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 1 (2016) during the fall 2019
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 1 (2016) during the winter 2020
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, Mar 24-Apr 14, $219.75 1469629
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 2 (2016) during the fall 2019
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Part 2 (2016) during the winter 2020
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.
  • Sun, 9:30 am-5:30 pm, May 12-Jun 2, $196.25 1469638
    15 yrs+, 3 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Recertification during the fall 2019
* Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Recertification during the winter 2020
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.
  • Sun, 3 pm-8 pm, Apr 7, $73.00 1469651
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 3 pm-8 pm, Jun 2, $73.00 1469655
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   cancelled
Map location of Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C.
3380 D'Aoust
Ottawa, ON
613-521-4092