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CANADIAN SWIM PATROL

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 905-339-3000 TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY OF COURSES BEING OFFERED.

The Canadian Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Ability is the only prerequisite.

Prerequisite: None (Recommended to be able to swim 100 m continuously)

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates

Candidate recognition:

  • Swim Patrol Kit – includes personal wall chart, recognition seals (H2O Proficiency, First Aid, Rescue) and award crest.
  • Award Crest
  • Award Seal – one sticker for each of the Swim Patrol levels (Rookie, Ranger & Star)

BRONZE STAR

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 905-339-3000 TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY OF COURSES BEING OFFERED.

Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Prerequisite: None (Swim Patrol experience recommended.)

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Bronze Star medal, Bronze Star Award crest, certification card.

Upcoming Bronze Star & Basic First Aid

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BRONZE MEDALLION & BRONZE CROSS

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 905-339-3000 TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY OF COURSES BEING OFFERED.

Bronze Medallion you must be 13 years of age OR have Bronze Star.

Bronze Cross you must have Bronze Medallion.

Some classroom work and pool practice every day for both courses.

Are you interested in becoming a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? These are the first 2 steps.

We HIRE many staff from within our Bronze Cross courses as assistants in our facility.

Upcoming Programs & Dates

Bronze Medallion

Upcoming Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

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Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA
Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Bronze Cross + Standard First Aid

Upcoming Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross + Standard First Aid
Next Course: December 2020
Dates and Times: 3 classes to pick from details listed below
Instructor: Simon
Price: $300
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Canadian First Aid Manual. Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA
Prerequisite: Must have Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid.

Covid Protocols: In order to keep # of people in-house at a minimum we have divided the class into three groups. Each group will have portions for at home online learning with a live instructor, as well as pool time in small group settings. Each participant will have classes where they will need 2 victims. These 2 people that volunteer must be from their bubble ( can be different volunteers each day for example if you are rotating between siblings etc). One of the volunteers must be of size the candidate can lift. When you register please let us know if other students in the class are in the participant’s bubble or if they will be bringing outside volunteers. We are unable to assign you to other people on your behalf.

LIFE SAVING SOCIETY SWIM INSTRUCTORS

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 905-339-3000 TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY OF COURSES BEING OFFERED.

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

LSS Assistant Instructors Prerequisites: 14 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or higher certification (need not be current).

LSS Instructors Prerequisites: 15 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross certification (need not be current).

We HIRE many staff from within our Assistant and Swim Instructors courses as instructors in our facility.

Upcoming LSS Assistant Swim Instructors Courses

Assitant LSS Swim Instructors

Next Course to be listed soon

Upcoming LSS Swim Instructors Courses

LSS Swim Instructors
Next Course
Dates: January 2021
Time: Various Options listed below
Instructor: Simon
Price: $300 + tax
Required reference material: Swim Instructor Pack (includes Instructor ManualSwim for Life Award GuideTeaching Swim for Life, and Leadership Binder). Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA
Prerequisite: 15 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross certification (need not be current)

Covid Protocols: In order to keep # of people in-house at a minimum we have divided the class into three groups. There will be 3 teachable classes where the candidate will need to bring in a volunteer from the candidate’s bubble to pretend to be their student. You will see a large time range for the teachable classes, you will pick 30 min timeslots from within those time frames.