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Aquatics Certification

Courses for Aquatics Certification, in the spring at the Pinecrest Recreation Complex

Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* Bronze Cross during the summer 2022
* Bronze Cross during last fall 2022
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, noon-5:45 pm, Mar 26-Apr 30, $106.25 1615215
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, Mar 26-Apr 30, $120.25 1615220
    15 yrs+, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-5:45 pm, May 7-Jun 11, $106.25 1615218
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, May 7-Jun 11, $120.25 1615221
    15 yrs+, 5 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 summer 2022
* Bronze Medallion and emergency first aid with CPR-B during last fall 2022
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.
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, Mar 26-Apr 30, $140.75 1615280
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, Mar 26-Apr 30, $159.25 1615283
    15 yrs+, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, May 7-Jun 11, $140.75 1615281
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, noon-6 pm, May 7-Jun 11, $159.25 1615284
    15 yrs+, 5 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 summer 2022
* Bronze Star during last fall 2022
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-11 am, Mar 27-May 1, $82.25 1615289
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 9 am-11 am, May 8-Jun 12, $82.25 1615292
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
Note: this course was offered during the spring and is no longer available for registration. Please try the following searches:
* National lifeguard recertification during the summer 2022
* National lifeguard recertification during last fall 2022
Prerequisite: National Lifeguard certification Designed to test the lifeguarding skills and knowledge in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level.
  • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm, Jun 12, $80.50 1616240
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   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 summer 2022
* Red Cross water safety instructor part 1 (2016) during last fall 2022
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, 5 pm-7 pm, Mar 27-Apr 24, $240.50 1616245
    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 summer 2022
* Red Cross water safety instructor part 2 (2016) during last fall 2022
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, 1:45 pm-7 pm, May 1-Jun 5, $215.00 1616246
    15 yrs+, 5 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 summer 2022
* Red Cross water safety instructor recertification during last fall 2022
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, 4 pm-9 pm, Jun 12, $80.50 1616241
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
2250 Torquay AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 828-3118