AQUATIC CERTIFICATIONS

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Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid (CPR-B)

Description:
The Bronze Medallion course prepares the candidates for basic water rescues and develops their physical fitness, decision making and judgement skills in preparation for low to high risk rescues.  Lifesavers at this stage must demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance.   Candidates must be able to complete 500 metres of swim in maximum time of 15 minutes during the course.  The Emergency first aid or EFA focuses on the general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries.   The CPR-B portion of this course focuses on rescue breathing, adult, child and infant CPR and obstructed airway response and the purpose of an AED machine.   Identification and treatment of respiratory and circulatory emergencies and victim assessments are the skills included in the course.

Prerequisites:
Bronze star or minimum age of 13.   The bronze medallion with EFA and CPR-B are the prerequisites for all other lifesaving/lifeguarding awards.

Courses:

Dates: 
- May 4 - 5 & 11, 2019

- July 13 - 14 & 20, 2019

- August 24 - 25 & 31, 2019

Where: Ryerson Pool (RAC 205)

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Cost: $150

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Please note registration closes 72 hours before the course begins.

Re-certification Courses:

***Re-certification is just a one day course to be tested and review your skills***

Dates: 

- May 11, 2019

- July 20, 2019

- August 31, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Cost: $75

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Bronze Cross

Description:
The Bronze Cross course is designed for candidates that are willing to develop their understanding of decision making, judgement, fitness and lifesaving skills.  The course will prepare candidates for a more challenging and advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.  Candidates must be able to complete 600 metres swim in an 18 minute time frame.

Prerequisites:
Bronze Medallion with Emergency First Aid and CPR-B

Full Courses:

Dates: 

- May 4 - 5 & 11, 2019

- July 13 - 14 & 20, 2019

- August 24 - 25 & 31, 2019

Where: Ryerson Pool (RAC 205)

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Cost: $150

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Please note registration closes 72 hours before the course begins.

National Lifeguard (NL)

Description:
The 40 hours NL course is for lifesavers qualified with the bronze cross and Standard First Aid-CPR –C awards,   and it covers the necessary skills for becoming a lifeguard.   This certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada.  This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and mature, responsible attitude toward the roles of the lifeguard.   The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications, and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies.  Candidates are also required to purchase a FOX-40 whistle and bring it with them the first day of the course.

Prerequisites:
Minimum age 16 years by last day of course, Bronze Cross and current Standard First Aid certificate dated no more than two years from the certification date and certified by the Ontario Public Pools Regulation (565/90).  The accepted agencies for SFA are the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol.

Full Courses:

Dates: 
- July 20 & 21 and July 27 & 28, 2019

Where: Studio II (July 20 & 21), Kerr Hall West 277 (July 27 & 28)

Time: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Cost:  $250

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Please note registration closes 72 hours before the course begins.

Re-certification Courses:

***Re-certification is just a one day course to be tested and review your skills***

Dates: 

- July 28, 2019

Where:  Studio II

Time: 10:00am-8:00pm

Cost: $80

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NATIONAL LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTORS

The National Lifeguard Instructor course provides candidates with an understanding of the principles and practices on which the National Lifeguard program is based. The course explores teaching approaches and techniques appropriate for National Lifeguard candidates.

After successful completion of the course, National Lifeguard Instructors are certified to teach the National Lifeguard course in the option(s) they hold (i.e., National Lifeguard Instructors who hold National Lifeguard Pool may teach National Lifeguard Pool, etc.).

Pre-Course Requirements
National Lifeguard (any option) and Lifesaving Instructor certifications (need not be current).

Courses:

Dates: 

- June 1 & 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 am -6:00 pm

AQUATIC SUPERVISOR TRAINING COURSE

For Lifeguards interested in becoming a deck-level supervisory staff.

This 10 hour course provides the knowledge and skills (beyond Natinal Lifeguard certification) to manage a safe aquatic environment.

Pre-course Requirements
National Lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor (Swim or Lifesaving) certifications (need not be current) and 100 hours experience as a lifeguard or instructor.

Courses:

Date: June 22 - 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 am -6:00 pm

Where: Studio II

Cost: Members $130.00; Non Members $150.00 

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LIFESAVING SOCIETY EXAMINERS COURSE

The Lifesaving Society authorizes Examiners to evaluate and certify candidates in the Society's training programs. Examiners are experienced instructors* who undergo specific training in examination methodology and standards. Certification as an Examiner is a three-step process:

1. Successfully complete an Examiner course with a current Trainer.
2. Successfully apprentice with an Examiner Mentor on one exam in the stream(s) in which you seek to be certified as an Examiner.
3. Submission of the completed Examiner Training Record and the certification fee to the Society.

*Examiner candidates must have teaching experience: they must have taught or co-taught at least one course in the stream(s) in which they are seeking certification as an examiner.

Pre-course Requirements
National Lifeguard or Lifesaving Society Instructor (Swim or Lifesaving) certifications (need not be current) and 100 hours experience as a lifeguard or instructor.

Courses:

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: KHW 277

Cost: Members $75.00; Non Members $85.00 

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pool operator level 1

The Pool Operator Level 1 course blends safety management with the essential knowledge of facility operation. The course provides pool operators with the knowledge and resources to operate and maintain safe swimming pools in accordance with provincial health regulations and includes:

1. an understanding of the various types of pools and the impact of maintenance planning.
2. knowledge of the principle contaminants of water and the applications of water treatment to pool and spa systems for both Class A and B pools.
3. a practical, hands-on approach for solving typical water treatment problems.
4. the implications of Recreation Water Illness and concepts underlying pool air quality.

Pre-Course Requirements
None

Courses:

Dates: 

- June 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: Studio I

Cost: Members $180.00; Non Members $200.00

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Please note registration closes 72 hours before the course begins.