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François Dupuis Recreation Centre

François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 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.) Combined course that certifies participants in both Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. Includes the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, use of special equipment and comprehensive first aid and CPR training.
  • Fri, 4:45 pm-7:30 pm, Sep 10-Dec 3, $172.00 1597916
    15 yrs+, 13 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 5 pm-8:30 pm, Sep 12-Nov 28, $172.00 1599568
    15 yrs+, 11 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.
  • Wed, 4:45 pm-7 pm, Sep 8-Dec 1, $155.75 1597921
    15 yrs+, 13 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.
  • Sat, 5 pm-10 pm, Sep 11-Nov 27, $171.75 1597952
    15 yrs+, 11 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, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm, Sep 19, $78.75 1599589
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   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, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm, Oct 17-Nov 28, $210.75 1597958
    15 yrs+, 7 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, 5:15 pm-9:30 pm, Sep 26, $78.75 1599604
    16 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of François Dupuis Recreation Centre
François Dupuis Recreation Centre
2263 Portobello BOUL
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-8080


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