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Pinecrest Recreation Complex

Pinecrest Recreation Complex, 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.
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-5:45 pm, Feb 20-Apr 3, $104.00 1584872
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 1:45 pm-5:45 pm, Feb 20-Apr 3, $117.75 1584888
    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 pm-5:15 pm, Feb 20-Apr 3, $137.75 1584918
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Sat, 1 pm-5:15 pm, Feb 20-Apr 3, $155.75 1584935
    15 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.) _x005F Provides lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in use of oxygen and advanced equipment.
  • Mon, 5 pm-9 pm, Feb 22, $40.00 1584863
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Mon, 5 pm-9 pm, Mar 1, $40.00 1584864
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Thu,Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 18-Mar 19, $131.75 1586642
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 2 classes,   Register >
  • Thu,Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Feb 25-Feb 26, $131.75 1586643
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 2 classes,   Register >
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid certificate within 36 months of the certification date A clinic to recertify Lifesaving Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED. Previous certification must be from a full course and not a recertification clinic. Please bring current certification card. 100% attendance is required.
  • Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 26, $86.00 1586646
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 5, $86.00 1586647
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 26, $97.25 1586648
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 5, $97.25 1586649
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Prerequisite: 12 years of age Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
  • Thu,Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Mar 18-Mar 19, $149.00 1586644
    15 yrs+, 2 classes,   Register >
  • Thu,Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Feb 25-Feb 26, $149.00 1586645
    15 yrs+, 2 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, 1:15 pm-7:30 pm, Feb 21-Apr 4, $171.75 1586631
    15 yrs+, 7 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.
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, 9:30 am-11:30 am, Feb 28-Mar 21, $235.75 1587629
    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 pm-7:15 pm, Feb 28-Mar 28, $210.75 1587630
    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.
Map location of Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
2250 Torquay AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 828-3118


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