St-Laurent Complex, Red Cross water safety instructor recertification course in the fall
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Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid 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
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.
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.
Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the last day of the course and Bronze Cross. The Lifesaving and Emergency First Aid Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Society's lifesaving and first aid awards. Progressively evaluated so 100% attendance is required. Manual required at extra cost.
Prepares candidates to teach and evaluate levels within the Lifesaving Swim program. Content includes teaching methods, learning styles, progressions, safety supervision, lesson planning and providing effective feedback. Progressively evaluated, so 100% attendance is required. Manual required at extra cost. Required for employment with City of Ottawa Aquatics.
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.
525 Côté ST