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Aquatics & Safety Certifications

A variety of certifications are offered by trained instructors throughout the year, including High Five Training Workshops: Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) for anyone interested in working with children ages 4-12.  

Summer Registration now open!  Program details below.

Fall/Winter Registration will open Aug 19, 2024 @ 6:30am.  Program details viewable mid Summer.

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

Aquatic Supervisor

The Lifesaving Society training standard for instructors and lifeguards who wish to assume deck-level supervisor responsibilities for overseeing instructional and recreational programs and day-to-day operations at aquatic facilities. Aquatic Supervisor introduces participants to the knowledge, skills and tools required to effectively guide fellow staff members in the safe delivery of aquatic programs & services, and to prepare for effective emergency response. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

32256 - March 9, 2024 to March 10, 2024

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 Cross Crash Course

This is an intensive 4-day program where 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. The prerequisite for participating is proof of Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR C certifications. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

32861 - August 26, 2024 to August 29, 2024

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

31809 - January 14, 2024 to March 3, 2024

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

31811 - March 2, 2024

32867 - April 14, 2024

32866 - May 26, 2024

32865 - June 8, 2024

High Five PHCD

High Five Training Workshops: Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is a 4-hour training workshop 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. After completion, you will also receive free online training from HIGH FIVE titled Healthy Minds for Healthy Children. * Registration ends 1 week prior to start date.

Activity Details

32879 - June 1, 2024

32878 - June 2, 2024

National Lifeguard

This 40 hour, National Lifeguard - Pool certification (updated January 2023) is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes that will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

31812 - January 14, 2024 to March 17, 2024 - CANCELLED

  • Sunday(s) from 1:00PM to 6:00PM
  • Excluded Date(s)
    • Sunday February 18, 2024
    • Sunday February 25, 2024
  • Fee: $225.00

32869 - April 28, 2024 to June 23, 2024

National Lifeguard Recertification

Candidates will be evaluated on management items based on the January 2023 updates. Lifeguarding situations (both single and team guard) 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

31814 - February 24, 2024

31813 - March 26, 2024

32871 - May 4, 2024

32872 - June 9, 2024

32870 - August 24, 2024

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. 2-day course. *Registration ends 2 days prior to start date.

Activity Details

32874 - June 15, 2024 to June 16, 2024

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

31817 - March 24, 2024

32875 - May 25, 2024

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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