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Richcraft Recreation Complex - Kanata, courses for Aquatics Certification for children in the winter
This program is designed to fast-track candidates through the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross material and examinations in a significantly reduced timeframe. This crash-course format is recommended for swimmers with strong swimming ability who wish to progress to the Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NL) program. Due to the condensed nature of the program, Standard First Aid and CPR-C is required prior to the course start date (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.)
, 5 pm-10 pm,
14 yrs-14 yrs,
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.
, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm,
10 yrs-14 yrs,
Prerequisite: 12 years of age
Combined course that certifies participants in Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED skills.
, 9 am-5 pm,
12 yrs-14 yrs,
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.
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