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Pinecrest Recreation Complex

Pinecrest Recreation Complex, courses for Aquatics Certification 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.
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-5:45 pm, Sep 11-Oct 30, $117.75 1600136
    15 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-5:45 pm, Nov 6-Dec 18, $117.75 1600145
    15 yrs+, 7 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.
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-6 pm, Sep 11-Oct 30, $155.75 1600171
    15 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-6 pm, Nov 6-Dec 18, $155.75 1600172
    15 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Tue,Thu,Fri,Sun, 1 pm-7 pm, Dec 21-Jan 7, $155.75 1600178
    15 yrs+, 6 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, 3 pm-8 pm, Sep 12-Nov 14, $171.75 1600551
    15 yrs+, 9 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 1 pm-1 pm, Nov 21-Jan 2, $171.75 1600552
    15 yrs+, 6 classes,   Register >
  • Tue,Thu,Fri,Sun, noon-9 pm, Dec 21-Jan 7, $171.75 1600555
    15 yrs+, 6 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.
  • Sun, 4 pm-8 pm, Sep 12, $78.75 1600559
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 4 pm-8 pm, Sep 26, $78.75 1600561
    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 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.
  • Sun, 9:15 am-11:15 am, Sep 12-Oct 3, $235.75 1600587
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 9:15 am-11:15 am, Oct 17-Nov 7, $235.75 1600589
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 9:15 am-11:15 am, Nov 14-Dec 5, $235.75 1600590
    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.
  • Sun, 2:45 pm-8 pm, Oct 17-Nov 14, $210.75 1600593
    15 yrs+, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 2:45 pm-8 pm, Nov 21-Dec 19, $210.75 1600594
    15 yrs+, 5 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.
  • Sun, 3 pm-7:15 pm, Sep 19, $78.75 1600596
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
2250 Torquay AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 828-3118


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