Join Ottawa

Aquatics Certification

Courses for Aquatics Certification, in the spring at the Splash Wave Pool

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid Combined course that certifies participants in both Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. Includes the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, use of special equipment and comprehensive first aid and CPR training.
  • Sun, 10 am-2 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $145.25 1543048
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
  • Sun, 10 am-2 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $164.25 1543051
    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.
  • Sun, 8:30 am-noon, Apr 5-Jun 7, $131.50 1543043
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
  • Sun, 8:30 am-noon, Apr 5-Jun 7, $148.75 1543046
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   cancelled
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.
  • Sun, 9 am-10 am, Mar 29-May 31, $76.75 1543042
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by last day of course, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol, Premergency Inc. recognized). National award emphasizing teamwork, leadership, communication, accident prevention, and management of aquatic emergencies. Airway Management certification included. Required additional 2-hour assignment. Manual fee extra.
  • Tue, 5 pm-9 pm, Mar 31-Jun 16, $189.50 1543053
    16 yrs+, 12 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
  • Sat, 4 pm-9 pm, Jun 6, $75.00 1543070
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   cancelled
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, 5 pm-9 pm, Apr 1-Apr 22, $225.25 1543056
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 5 pm-9 pm, Apr 29-May 20, $225.25 1543057
    15 yrs+, 4 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,Sun, 10 am-4:30 pm, Jun 6-Jun 14, $201.25 1543059
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   cancelled
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.
  • Sat, 4 pm-9 pm, Apr 18, $75.00 1543072
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 4 pm-9 pm, Jun 13, $75.00 1543073
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   cancelled
Map location of Splash Wave Pool
Splash Wave Pool
2040 Ogilvie RD
(613) 748-4222