Home About Y Stories Work Here Volunteer Here Contact

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, bronze medallion and bronze cross - 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
First step in Advanced Lifesaving. Emphasis is placed on AR, CPR and recovery position, treatment of shock and hypothermia as well as various rescue techniques. Prerequisite: Current Bronze Star - no age requirement  Without Bronze Star- 13 years of age and the ability to tread water for a minimum of 45 seconds. Extra Charges for manuals.

Bronze Cross - LSS

Second step in Advanced Lifesaving. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of emergencies and how to respond to these emergencies. Spinal rollovers are introduced. Prerequisite: Current Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid.  Extra Charges for manuals.

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. This recertification includes the 2005 Resuscitation Standard Updates. 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.

Copyright 2012. YMCAWO.Privacy StatementAODA

YMCA of London Foundation Charitable Registration #88901 9048 RR0003
YMCA of Western Ontario Association Charitable Registration #10764 1649 RR0002