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Walter Baker Sports Centre

Walter Baker Sports Centre, courses for Aquatics Certification in the fall

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
  • Sat, 4 pm-7 pm, Sep 14-Nov 16, $97.00 1488944
    14 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 4 pm-7 pm, Sep 14-Nov 16, $109.75 1488976
    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.
  • Thu, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 12-Nov 14, $128.25 1488853
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7 pm, Sep 15-Nov 24, $128.25 1488866
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 12-Nov 14, $145.00 1488886
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-7 pm, Sep 15-Nov 24, $145.00 1488921
    15 yrs+, 10 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.
  • Tue, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Sep 10-Nov 5, $74.75 1488834
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10 am-11 am, Sep 15-Nov 17, $74.75 1488837
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
  • Sun, 9 am-2:30 pm, Oct 20-Nov 10, $124.00 1489279
    16 yrs+, 4 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 27, $73.00 1489080
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, Nov 22, $73.00 1489082
    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.
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 11-Oct 9, $219.75 1489288
    15 yrs+, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Nov 13-Dec 11, $219.75 1489299
    15 yrs+, 5 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 2-Nov 23, $196.25 1489306
    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


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