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Leadership Courses


Leadership Courses

1. Canadian Swim Patrol
Canadian Swim Patrol provides enriched training for those that are ready to go beyond swimming lessons. There are three levels within Canadian Swim Patrol: Rookie, Ranger and Star. This program continues to develop participants' swim strokes and provide the foundation needed in the Bronze awards.
Prerequisite: Ability to Swim

2. Bronze Star
Bronze Star award teaches a beginners approach to lifesaving, with a special emphasis on self-rescue. This course is an excellent preparation for the Bronze Medallion Award.
Prerequisite: none

3. Bronze Medallion:
Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness.
Prerequisites: 13 years of age, or Bronze Star Certificate.

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4. Bronze Cross:
Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR C.
Prerequisites: 13 years of age and Bronze Medallion

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5. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)
This course further develops instructional ability by focusing on how to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim continuum. Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 8 hours of practical teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be certified as WSI and able to teach swimming lessons.
Prerequisites: 15 years of age

6. National Lifeguard
The primary role of the NLS lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The NLS certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics. The NLS program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies.
Prerequisites: 16 years or older, Bronze Cross, and valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C.

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All courses require a minimum of 4 participants to run. Courses that do not reach the minimum number of participants will be cancelled. Course dates subject to change.

Please call the Aquatic Supervisor for information about advanced courses at 780-840-8000 extension 7111.

Register online for Advanced Courses through Book King.

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard-Instructor?

Follow these steps:
  1. Bronze Medallion
  2. Bronze Cross
  3. Standard First Aid, CPR-C
  4. National Lifeguard

Interested in becoming a Water Safety Instructor?

Follow these steps:
  1. Ability to perform water safety skills and strokes to meet Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10 performance criteria
  2. Bronze Cross
  3. Standard First Aid, CPR-C
  4. Water Safety Instructor Course
We are always looking for aquatic instructors that are specialized in different areas. If you are qualified to teach something different please call Aquatic Supervisor at the pool at 780-840-8000 extension 7111.