Lowertown Pool, Red Cross water safety instructor recertification course for youth in the fall
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.
, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm,
This program is designed to fast-track candidates through the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross material and examinations in a significantly reduced timeframe. This crash-course format is recommended for swimmers with strong swimming ability who wish to progress to the Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NL) program. Due to the condensed nature of the program, Standard First Aid and CPR-C is required prior to the course start date (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.)
, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm,
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.
, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm,
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required.
, 3:30 pm-9:30 pm,
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.
, 4:30 pm-9:15 pm,
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification
Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
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.
, 9:15 am-11:15 am,
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