Lifeguard Courses July – August 2024

  • STEP 1: Intermediate First Aid with CPR C, AED                                                                                                                                                                  Dates:Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    $140.00 + GST
    This course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. It is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid, such as medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification. Prerequisites: None
  • STEP 2: Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Combo
    Dates: Monday – Thursday, July 22 – July 26
    Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Cost: $190.00 + GST
    Description: The Bronze Medal award family gets you on the fast track towards developing the fitness, skills and knowledge to perform a water rescue and respond to a non-aquatic emergency.
    Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.
    Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.
    Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.
    Prerequisites: Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Must have current First Aid, and be a minimum of 14 years of age.
  • STEP 3: National Lifeguard
    Dates: Monday – Friday, July 29 – August 2
    Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Cost: $360.00 + GST
    Description: National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies, including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge. Prerequisites: Must have current First Aid, Bronze Cross, and be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • National Lifeguard Recertification
    Dates: Friday, August 2
    Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Cost: $90.00 + GST
    Prerequisites: Must have previous national lifeguard training and a current First Aid

Registration is open.

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2. In Person at the Grande Cache Recreation Centre

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