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Aquatic & Safety Certifications

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Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Aquatic & Safety Certifications.  Athletics Base Membership is NOT required to register for Certification courses.

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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Currently not offered

Examiners Course (LSS)

The LSS Examiner Course is the first step in the three-step process to be appointed as an Examiner for the Lifesaving Society, and prepares candidates to successfully apprentice as an Examiner on an exam of their choice. The Examiner Course builds on the evaluation experience that candidates have attained in the instructor-evaluated content. Course Materials: Not Included

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Currently not offered

National Lifeguard

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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19664 - January 15, 2019 to March 19, 2019

Emergency First Aid with CPR B (LSS)

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.

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19662 - March 2, 2019

20946 - May 11, 2019

20948 - June 9, 2019

20950 - June 18, 2019 to June 20, 2019

20947 - June 22, 2019

20949 - August 25, 2019

Standard First Aid with CPR C (LSS)

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.

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19670 - March 9, 2019 to March 10, 2019

19671 - April 6, 2019 to April 7, 2019

20957 - August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019

Standard First Aid with CPR C Recertification (LSS)

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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19669 - March 17, 2019

20958 - June 15, 2019

20959 - August 11, 2019

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,

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19666 - March 25, 2019

19665 - March 27, 2019

20952 - April 28, 2019

20953 - August 24, 2019

First Aid Instructor (LSS)

This revised LSS First Aid Instructor course prepares candidates so they may teach Basic and Emergency First Aid, CPR A-B-C, AED, as well as, Standard First Aid. Prerequisite: LSS Standard First Aid with CPR C.

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19663 - April 12, 2019 to April 14, 2019

Wilderness Survival

Learn how to survive in the wilderness with this course 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.

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20960 - May 29, 2019 to June 26, 2019

Red Cross Babysitter Course | Ages 11-15

Basic first aid and caregiving 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. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents. Course fee includes: Red Cross Babysitter's Manual & Certificate.

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20954 - June 23, 2019

20955 - August 9, 2019

Bronze Star | Ages 11-14 - see Kids Aquatics for details

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