Join Ottawa

St-Laurent Complex

St-Laurent Complex, courses for Aquatics Certification in the spring

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, 3:30 pm-7 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $99.50 1538670
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3:30 pm-7 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $112.50 1538676
    15 yrs+, 9 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, 3:30 pm-7 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $131.50 1538628
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 3:30 pm-7 pm, Apr 5-Jun 7, $148.75 1538641
    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.
  • Fri, 6 pm-7 pm, Apr 3-Jun 5, $76.75 1538691
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Fri,Sat, 5 pm-8:30 pm, May 1-May 9, $124.00 1538798
    16 yrs+, 3 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.
  • Sat, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm, May 2, $75.00 1538708
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm, Apr 4, $75.00 1538710
    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 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.
  • Sat, 4:30 pm-8:30 pm, Mar 28-Apr 25, $225.25 1538766
    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, May 22-Jun 6, $201.25 1538789
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
Map location of St-Laurent Complex
St-Laurent Complex
525 Côté ST
Ottawa,ON
(613) 742-6767


Pour les programmes uniquement en français, veuillez faire une recherche dans l’interface en français.