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 or in person on Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 am. Registration will continue up to two days prior to course start date. 

Junior Lifeguard Club

Ages 8-12 years. Must be able to swim 25m and do surface support for two minutes. 

Winter Session: Wednesday, January 4-February 22 from 6:30-7:30pm (108047)
Spring Session: Wednesday, March 22-May 10 from 7:00-8:00pm (108596) 

Cost: $78.00
Materials: Waterlog $6.00

Bronze Star 

Ages 10+; completion of SK 10 level recommended. Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. 

Winter Session: Saturday, January 7-February 25 (108124) 
Spring Session: Saturday, March 25-May 13 (108303)

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Cost: $106.50
Materials: CPR Mask Kit $19.50

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Bronze Star Certified OR 13 years of age on or before course completion date. Emergency First Aid includes choking procedures for children and adults. 

Winter Session: Saturday, January 7-February 25 - Exam Wednesday, March 1 at 5:00 pm (108125)
Spring Session: Saturday, March 25-May 13 - Exam Thursday, May 17 at 5:00 pm (108304)

Time: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $127.50
Materials: CLSM $43 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50, workbook optional $5.00

Bronze Cross  

Bronze Medallion certification. 

Winter Session: Saturday, January 7-February 25 - Exam Thursday, March 2 at 5:00 pm (108126)
Spring Session: Saturday, March 25-May 13 - Exam Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 pm (108305)

Time: 10:00 am-1:30 pm 
Cost: $179.00 
Materials: CLSM $43 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50

LSS Standard First Aid

Includes CPR "C" level. Standard First Aid is a prerequisite for National Lifeguard. 

Winter Session: Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5 (108761)
Spring Session: Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23 (108764)

Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Cost: $114.00
Materials: First Aid Manual $14.50 OR CLSM $43.00, CPR Mask Kit $19.50

LSS National Lifeguard 

Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid Certification.  16 years of age on or before course completion date. 

March Break Week: March 13-17; Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am-6:00 pm & Friday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm (108777)

Cost: $225.00
Materials: Alert Manual $43.00 & CPR Mask Kit $19.50

NLS Recertification 

Previous certification as a NLS Lifeguard.  Please bring certification card. 

Winter Session: Saturday, January 21 from 4:00-8:00 pm (108762)
Spring Session: Saturday, April 1 from 4:00-8:00 pm (108763) OR Sunday, June 4 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm (108765)

Cost: $96.00
Materials: N/A

Lifesaving Society & Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course 

15 years of age on or before course completion date.  One of the following certifications - 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 Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. 

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Dates & Times: Saturday, January 7 (9:00 am-6:00 pm) - Red Cross Skills Evaluation & Course Outline, Friday, March 24, 31 (5:00-10:00 pm), Saturday, March 25, April 1 (9:00 am-6:00 pm) and Sunday, March 26, April 2 (9:00 am-6:00 pm)

Barcode: 109031
Cost: $256.00
Materials: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Workbook & Red Cross Swim Deck Book $85, LSS Instructor Package $55.00

Red Cross Instructor Recertification 

Previous certification as a Red Cross Instructor.  Please bring certification card with Red Cross ID# to course. 

Date: Saturday, January 22
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Barcode: 108760

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Barcode: 108768

Cost: $106.00
Materials: $18 (given out during the course)

Aquatic Supervisor Course

This course is designed for deck-level supervisory staff providing knowledge and skills beyond National Lifeguard certification to manage a safe aquatic environment. National Lifeguard, Swim Instructor or Lifesaving Instructor Certification; and 100 hours experience as a lifeguard and/or instructor. Prerequisites need not be current.

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: $134.00
Barcode: 11084
Materials: N/A

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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