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Aquatic Leadership

Junior Lifeguard Club
Junior Lifeguard Club is a fun, fast paced opportunity for swimmers to stay active in the water while learning rescue skills from experienced lifeguard role models.  As part of the program participants will be tested for and receive their bronze star and bronze medallion - at no extra cost. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25m of the pool continuously.

Bronze Star-LSS
Advanced lifesaving course designed to prepare participants for Bronze Medallion. Emphasis is placed on rescue drills, fitness skills and victim recognition. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 25 meters, tread water for a minimum of 45 seconds, no age requirement (recommended 12 years).

Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid - LSS
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim. Participants must be a minimum of 13 years of age OR have Bronze Star certification. This course includes Emergency First Aid and CPR-B certification as well as AED training.

Bronze Cross - LSS

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 a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard Service certification. Prerequisite is Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR B.                                            

National Lifeguard Service - LSS
This course is required to become a certified lifeguard. You learn various lifesaving techniques and take part in practical situations. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C', 16 years of age and older. Extra Charges for manual.

National Lifeguard Recertification - LSS
This recertification clinic is for certified NLS lifeguards. You must bring your NLS Card and photo identification to the course, as well as proof of your current Standard First Aid with CPR-C. This is a re-exam situation and involves life guarding skills, first aid skills, fitness skills and situations.

Swim Instructor - YMCA
Complete your qualification to teach swimming, lifesaving and aquatic activities for YMCA L'il Dippers, Learn to Swim, Star, Masters Swimmer and Adult Programs.

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