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Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven

Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven, LS lifesaving first aid with CPRC-C and AED course in the winter

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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.
  • Mon,Sun, 4:30 pm-9 pm, Feb 22-Mar 15, $145.25 1586789
    12 yrs-14 yrs, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Mon,Sun, 4:30 pm-9 pm, Feb 22-Mar 15, $164.25 1586791
    15 yrs+, 7 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.
  • Sat,Sun, 8 am-12:30 pm, Feb 20-Mar 14, $131.50 1586793
    13 yrs-14 yrs, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Sat,Sun, 8 am-12:30 pm, Feb 20-Mar 14, $148.75 1586795
    15 yrs+, 7 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.
  • Thu, 5:15 pm-6:15 pm, Jan 14-Mar 11, $76.75 1586796
    10 yrs-14 yrs, 9 classes,   cancelled
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid (the Lifesaving Society has posted a list of agencies on their website which are approved for the SFA prerequisite certification.) _x005F Provides lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in use of oxygen and advanced equipment.
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.
  • Wed,Thu,Sun, 8 am-1 pm, Feb 21-Mar 14, $171.75 1586786
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
  • Mon,Tue,Sun, 4 pm-9 pm, Feb 22-Mar 15, $171.75 1586788
    15 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
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.
  • Sun, 8 am-10 am, Feb 21-Mar 14, $235.75 1586807
    15 yrs+, 4 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 10 am-noon, Feb 21-Mar 14, $235.75 1586808
    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.
  • Mon,Fri, 4 pm-6:45 pm, Feb 19-Mar 12, $210.75 1586809
    15 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Map location of Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven
Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven
3500 Cambrian Drive
Ottawa,Ontario
(613) 727-2683


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