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St-Laurent Complex

St-Laurent Complex, courses for Aquatics Certification 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.
  • Sun, 8:30 am-11:30 am, Sep 19-Nov 28, $104.00 1599796
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 8:30 am-11:30 am, Sep 19-Nov 28, $117.75 1599799
    15 yrs+, 10 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.
  • Sun, 8:30 am-11:30 am, Sep 19-Nov 28, $137.75 1599797
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 8:30 am-11:30 am, Sep 19-Nov 28, $155.75 1599798
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
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, 8 am-9 am, Sep 19-Nov 21, $80.50 1599800
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 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.) Provides lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in use of oxygen and advanced equipment.
  • Sat, 8 am-noon, Sep 25, $40.00 1599806
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 8 am-noon, Oct 23, $40.00 1599808
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 8 am-noon, Nov 20, $40.00 1599807
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   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.
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 16, $97.25 1599809
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Oct 16, $86.00 1599811
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Dec 11, $97.25 1599810
    15 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 9 am-5 pm, Dec 11, $86.00 1599812
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   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.
  • Sat, 4 pm-6 pm, Sep 11-Oct 2, $235.75 1599801
    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.
  • Sat, 12:30 pm-8:30 pm, Nov 6-Nov 20, $210.75 1599813
    15 yrs+, 3 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.
  • Sat, 4 pm-8:15 pm, Oct 16, $78.75 1599802
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 4 pm-8:15 pm, Dec 4, $78.75 1599803
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of St-Laurent Complex
St-Laurent Complex
525 Côté ST
Ottawa,ON
(613) 742-6767


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