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Aquatic & Safety Certifications

Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Certifications.

Aquatic & Safety Certifications

First Aid

Advanced Instructor/Examiner Standards Clinic

This course is designed to prepare candidates to become Bronze Cross Examiners, as well as, prepare them to pursue advanced instructor certifications in areas such as, First Aid Instructors, NLS and AED Instructors. Achievement of Examiner status is dependent in successful completion of co-exams the candidate will be responsible for arranging. Prereq: LSS Lifesaving Instructor Certification.

Activity Details

16439 - November 18, 2017

Aquatic Supervisor Training

The Lifesaving Society Aquatic Supervisor Training course is designed for deck-level supervisory staff. This 10 hour course provides the knowledge and skills, beyond the National Lifeguard certification, to manage a safe aquatic environment. Prerequisite: Current NLS or current Lifesaving Society Instructor (Swim or Lifesaving); and 100 hours experience as a lifeguard/instructor.

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Activity Details

16440 - November 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training. Students will learn the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding. The introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment will all be covered. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for lifeguard training in the National Lifeguard Service (N.L.S.) program. Candidates must possess a valid Bronze Medallion Certification and Emergency First Aid and CPR B Certification.

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Currently not offered

Bronze Med/EFA/Bronze Cross Crash

Fall 2017 Bronze Med/EFA/Bronze Cross Crash not available due to Pool maintenance. Participants will learn how to respond to complex water rescue situations by using physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release techniques in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Students develop stroke efficiency and endurance. Recent program revisions will result in candidates receiving an Emergency First Aid and CPR B Certification. 100% attendance is mandatory.

Activity Details

16811 - January 2, 2018 to January 6, 2018

  • Tuesday(s) from 10:00AM to 6:30PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 10:00AM to 6:30PM
  • Thursday(s) from 10:00AM to 6:30PM
  • Friday(s) from 10:00AM to 6:30PM
  • Saturday(s) from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Fee: $272.00
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Emergency First Aid with CPR B

This course is designed for individuals wanting to be certified in First Aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include; victim assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke victims. All modules taught with the 2015 CPR guidelines.

Activity Details

16443 - November 26, 2017

16813 - January 20, 2018

16815 - March 3, 2018

16814 - March 7, 2018 to March 9, 2018

First Aid Instructor (LSS)

This course prepares LSS instructors to teach first aid courses up to and including Standard First Aid and CPR -A, -B, and C. Candidates must hold current LSS Standard First Aid, current Lifesaving Instructor and Advanced Instructor.

Activity Details

16816 - April 14, 2018

NLS Recertification

Effective May 1st, 2013, all NLS Recertification courses will be taught and evaluated following the Revised 2012 NLS Program. Evaluated items will include all 'management' items, lifeguarding situations and the following physical standards: endurance challenge, sprint challenge, object recovery. For more information please visit,

Activity Details

16446 - November 30, 2017

16447 - December 2, 2017

16819 - March 26, 2018

16818 - March 28, 2018

National Lifeguard Recert Prep Clinic

Are you registered for a National Lifeguard Recertification soon? Need to get back in the water to practice the Endurance Challenge, or want feedback on your Spinal Injury Management skills? This prep clinic will offer you tips for efficient stroke mechanics and the review of 'Must Sees' for NLS exam items. For more information please visit,

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Currently not offered

National Lifeguard Service

This 40-hour course fulfills a need for an advanced and recognized training standard for those charged with the safety of all persons in the swimming pool. Candidates will learn how to supervise swimmers, maintain a facility, control patrons, establish and enforce appropriate rules, educate patrons in the appropriate use of the facility, be skilled in the use of specialized rescue equipment, and to evaluate the facility operation making changes and improvements where necessary.

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Activity Details

16444 - September 19, 2017 to November 21, 2017

16817 - January 16, 2018 to March 20, 2018

Red Cross Babysitter Course

Basic first aid and care-giving skills for youth. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. This course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Course fee includes: Red Cross Babysitter's Manual & Certificate.

Activity Details

17253 - November 24, 2017

16821 - January 5, 2018

16820 - February 11, 2018

Red Cross Instructor Recertification

This recertification course is designed for current Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. The program will cover lesson content, evaluation skills, teaching techniques Red Cross updates, etc. Prerequisite: Must hold a current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. If your certification has expired more than 5 years, you must participate in the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Splashback Program.

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Currently not offered

Standard First Aid with CPR C

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR C certification course covers a broad spectrum of first aid treatments for medical emergencies and injuries. This course will also cover situation management, use of bystanders, and legal implications. Participants will also perform CPR and choking procedures for Infant, Child and Adult victims. Please note according to WSIB standards, individuals who hold this certification must recertify the award every two years. The recertification process requires participants to alternate between attending the full Standard First Aid course, followed by the recertification course every two years.

Activity Details

16449 - October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017

16823 - March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018

16824 - April 7, 2018 to April 8, 2018

Standard First Aid with CPR C Recertification

This is a one-day recertification course for participants who already hold the Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid certification. Individuals who hold a first aid certification through another agency (St. John, Red Cross, Can Ski Patrol) must register for the FULL two-day Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid course. This recertification course covers a broad spectrum of first aid treatments for medical emergencies and injuries. This course will also cover situation management, use of bystanders, and legal implications. Participants will also perform CPR and choking procedures for Infant, Child and Adult.

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16450 - November 12, 2017

16822 - March 18, 2018

Wilderness Survival

Learn how to survive in the wilderness ... this course is designed for environmental and resource professionals, hikers, skiers, canoeists & outdoor leaders. Topics include trip planning, map & compass, G.P.S., survival & safety kits, outdoor clothing/footwear, gear & what to do skills (survival game plan) if you become lost: shelters, fire building, signaling, safe use of water, food procurement & basics of search & rescue. The program culminates with a survival simulation weekend outing to a crown land preserve.

Activity Details

16452 - September 27, 2017 to October 25, 2017

16825 - January 17, 2018 to February 14, 2018

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