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Sawmill Creek Pool and C.C., courses for Aquatics Certification for youth 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.
, 9:30 am-6:30 pm,
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.
, 4 pm-9 pm,
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.
, 5 pm-7 pm,
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.
, 4 pm-9 pm,
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