Aquatic Leadership

Candidates must bring proof of prerequisites to registration and to the first day of class. If you purchase your course materials online, please bring your receipt with you to the pool when you pick up your manuals/materials.  Courses are subject to cancellation if numbers are insufficient. Registration begins online brantford.ca/recconnect  Registration will continue up to two days prior to course start date. 

Register for fall courses that run September through December beginning Thursday, August 3.

Junior Lifeguard Club

8+ years.
The Junior Lifeguard Club offers serious fun for kids 8 and older who can swim 25m and tread water for two minutes. It provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more than "lessons".

Fall Session: Wednesdays October 18-December 6
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $77.50
Materials: Waterlog $6.00

Bronze Star 

Ages 10+
This program is an excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400m swim.

Fall Sessions:

  • Monday/Wednesday September 6-October 2 (111713) 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Saturdays October 14-December 9 (112096) 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
  • Sundays October 15-December 3 (112097) 9:30-11:30 am
  • Mondays October 16-December 4 (112093) 6:00-8:00 pm 
  • Wednesdays October 18-December 6 (112094) 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Thursdays October 19-December 7 (112095) 5:00-7:00 pm

Cost: $108.00
Materials: CPR Mask Kit $19.50

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

13+
This program develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues or increased risk. Candidates must be able to complete a 500m swim in 15 minutes or less.

Summer Session: August 1-11 - Exam Friday, August 11 at 5:00 pm (110751)
Fall Sessions: 

  • Saturdays October 14-December 9 (112171) 9:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Tuesdays October 17-December 12 (112092) 5:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $127.50
Materials: CLSM $43 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50
Prerequesites: Bronze Star or minimum 13+

Bronze Cross  

This course is a preparation for National Lifeguard designed to teach advanced training techniques, principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m swim in 18 minutes or less. 

Summer Session: August 15-25 - Exam Friday, August 25 at 5:00 pm (110753)
Fall Sessions: 

  • Saturdays October 14-December 9 (112172) 10:00 am-1:30 pm
  • Wednesdays October 18-December 6 (112091) 5:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $179.00 
Materials: CLSM $43 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion

Standard First Aid

Thsi course includes CPR-C and AED training and provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Sessions: check back for more sessions coming soon

Time: TBD
Cost: $114.00
Materials: First Aid Manual $14.50 OR CLSM $43.00, CPR Mask Kit $19.50

National Lifeguard (pool option)

16+
This certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard. This training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies. 40 hours of instruction.

Fall Sessions: 

  • Fridays 5:00-10:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am-6:00 pm, & Sundays 8:00 am-2:00 pm (September 8-10 & 15-17) 112099
  • Wednesday-Saturday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-12:00 noon (December 27-31) 112100

Cost: $225.00
Materials: Alert Manual $43.00 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid Certification.  16 years of age on or before course completion date. 

National Lifeguard Re-certification 

Previous certification as a NLS Lifeguard.  Please bring certification card. See description for National Lifeguard above.

Fall Sessions: 

  • Saturday, September 16
  • Thursday, December 28

Time: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $96.00

Lifesaving Society & Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course 

15+
Upon successful completion of this program candidates will be able to instruct the swimming lesson program (Water Safety Program). Sessions include developing skills in the areas of class management, teaching, evaluation, leadership, communication and administration. 

View more details about this new program online. (link opens in a new window)

Fall Session: Fridays 5:00-10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am-6:00 pm (September 16, November 24-26 & December 8-10) 112102

Cost: $256.00
Materials: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Workbook & Red Cross Swim Deck Book $85, LSS Instructor Package $55.00
Prerequisites: 15 + and one of the following Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard Certifications

Water Safety Instructor Re-certification 

Previous certification of Water Safety Instructor. 

Fall Sessions: 

  • Saturday, September 16 (112199)
  • Thursday, December 28 (112200)

Time: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $106.00

Aquatic Supervisor Training

This course prepares candidates for the responsibilities associated with being aquatic supervisors, head lifeguards and pool managers.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor or National Lifeguard. Candidates must bring a letter from their employer confirming that they have completed a minimum of 100 hours of lifeguarding or instructing.

Date: Saturday, September 23 (112201)
Time: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Cost: $134.00

Lifesaving Instructor

16+
Upon successful completion of this program candidates will be able to instruct lifesaving and leadership programs (Bronze Levels). Sessions include learning to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Lifesaving Society's lifesaving and first aid awards.

Prerequisites: 16+ and one of the following Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard
Dates: watch for dates coming soon

Cost: $256.00 

How to become a Life Guard / Instructor

How to become a qualified National Lifeguard Service:

  • Bronze Star (Recommended 10 year)
  • Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid & CPR B (Must be 13 years or have Bronze Star)
  • Bronze Cross (Must have Bronze Medallion)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C (Recommended Emergency First Aid Certification)
  • National Lifeguard Service (Minimum 16 years of age by course end date; Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. LSS, Red Cross or St. John Ambulance)

How to become a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor:

  • Bronze Star (Recommended 10 year)
  • Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid & CPR B (Must be 13 years or have Bronze Star)
  • Bronze Cross (Must have Bronze Medallion)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (15 years of age. One of the following certification - Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor; Emergency First Aid or higher; Bronze Cross; certification need not be current. Ability to complete Red Cross Swim Kids 10 level. Teaching experience: (candidates must complete one 8 lesson session at the Gretzky Centre).

How to become a LSS Lifesaving Instructor:

  • Bronze Star (Recommended 10 year)
  • Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid & CPR B (Must be 13 years or have Bronze Star)
  • Bronze Cross (Must have Bronze Medallion)
  • LSS Lifesaving Instructor (16 years of age. Bronze Cross or NLS Certification (need not be current)
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