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Aquatics & Safety Certifications

A variety of certifications are offered by trained instructors throughout the year.  

Winter Registration for Certifications is now open, details below.

Below Activities require registration & fees apply. Recreation Membership is not a pre-requisite to enroll in Certification courses.

Bronze Cross

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Varied lessons of in-water practice, classroom sessions, and fun scenario play will be the field for candidates to learn CPR, first aid, water rescues, teamwork, communication, and endurance, including a timed 400m swim. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs. Skill evaluation will be on-going; therefore, 100% participation is required. 8 days. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid with CPR B (LSS)

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. This program includes instruction and evaluation for Emergency First Aid with CPR B certification. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Skill evaluation will be on-going; therefore, 100% participation is required. 8 classes. Prerequisite - Min 13 years of age or completion of Bronze Star. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29529 - January 15, 2023 to March 5, 2023

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. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29530 - January 15, 2023

29531 - February 25, 2023

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.

Activity Details

29187 - December 11, 2022 - CANCELLED

  • Sunday(s) from 1:00PM to 7:00PM
  • Fee: $85.00

High Five PHCD (Principles of Healthy Child Development)| 4 Hour Workshop | Wednesday February 1st | $80.00

The Principles of Healthy Child Development is a 4-hour training that equips front-line leaders, or anyone interested in working with children ages 4-12, with the tools to enhance the quality of recreation programs. Front-line leaders will learn how to create a child-centered program ensuring each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met. Perfect for camp counsellors, after-school staff, swim instructors, and coaches. There is a 30 minute dinner break during the workshop. After completion, you will also receive a free online training from HIGH FIVE titled Healthy Minds for Healthy Children.

Activity Details

30903 - February 1, 2023

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. Prerequisites - Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR C. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29532 - January 15, 2023 to March 19, 2023

National Lifeguard Recertification

Candidates will be evaluated on all 'management' items, lifeguarding situations and the following physical standards: endurance challenge, sprint challenge, object recovery. For more information please visit, www.lifesavingsociety.com/lifeguarding. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29535 - January 8, 2023

29534 - February 25, 2023

29533 - March 28, 2023

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. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29539 - January 28, 2023 to January 29, 2023

29538 - March 11, 2023 to March 12, 2023

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. Certification cannot be expired beyond three years from original certification date to attend a recertification 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. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

29536 - February 4, 2023

29537 - March 26, 2023

Lifesaving Society Certifications

Achieve certification in Bronze Cross & Emergency First Aid with CPR Level B.

Lifesaving Society certificati...

Achieve certification in Bronze Cross & Emergency First Aid with CPR Level B.

CPR Courses

Skills include; victim assessment, rescue breathing, CPR, choking, and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, and stroke victims.

National Lifeguard Certs

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. National Lifeguard Recertifications are also available. 

Lifesaving Society certificati...
CPR Courses
National Lifeguard Certs
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