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AQUATIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid with CPR B
Age: 13+ or Bronze Star
Pre-requisites: 12 and under must have completed Bronze Star
Description: This course is the first step to achieving the National Lifeguard Service certification. In this course candidates focus on judgment, general knowledge of first aid, and fitness. The Emergency First Aid portion covers treatment of CPR, choking, external bleeding, heart attack, stroke, and wounds/burns. Bronze Medallion covers how to protect themselves, the different tows and carries of unconscious or conscious victims, spinal injuries, and the appropriate treatment of victims. This course is 18-20 hours and certifies candidates in Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR B for 24 months.


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

Assistant Instructor
Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are emphasized.
Prerequisites: 14 years of age by the end of the course; or Bronze Cross.


Lifesaving Society Instructor & Swim Instructor Dual Course 
This is a dual course. One component is the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course which prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. The second component is the Lifesaving Instructor Course which prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Society's lifesaving and first aid awards. Pre-requisite: 16 years of age and Bronze Cross.


National Lifeguard Service (NLS) & Standard First Aid with CPR C
Age: 16+
Pre-Requisites: Bronze Cross
Description: This course is the final step to becoming a lifeguard. This course is designed to develop an understanding of lifeguard principles including good judgment, effective rescue responses in emergencies, fitness, and prevention. Candidates will develop teamwork skills, leadership skills, and communication skills. This course is 40 hours and certifies the candidates with National Lifeguard Service for 24 months.

NL Recertification
National Lifeguard Recertification - Lifesaving Society
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.

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