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Lowertown Pool

Lowertown Pool, courses for Aquatics Certification in the winter

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.
  • Mon, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $106.25 1605619
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $120.25 1605621
    15 yrs+, 8 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.
  • Mon, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $140.75 1605614
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 5:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 10-Mar 7, $159.25 1605617
    15 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Must be comfortable swimming a minimum of 300 meters continuously. Combined course that certifies participants in both Bronze Star and Basic First Aid.
  • Sun, 9 am-10:15 am, Jan 9-Mar 13, $111.25 1605608
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   Register >
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. In accordance with the Lifesaving Society Guide to Training During COVID-19, recommendations to be physically distant and limit physical contact will be applied. When physical contact is required for integral parts of training, proper precautions will be taken to do so safely. For more information, please contact your facility. Manual required at additional cost.
  • Sun, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 9-Mar 13, $175.25 1605625
    15 yrs+, 9 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.
  • Wed, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 5, $80.50 1605639
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   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.
  • Mon, 4:15 pm-9:15 pm, Jan 3, $75.00 1605637
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Lowertown Pool
Lowertown Pool
40 Cobourg ST
Ottawa,ON
613-580-2424 ext 44426


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