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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)

Upcoming Rookie Ranger and Star Program

Instructor: TBD
Day: Saturday
Time: 4:00-4:45 pm
Dates: September 11 – December 18, 2021( No class October 9, 2021 )
Cost: $350+tax

BRONZE STAR

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

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill, and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics,acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport
 

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

Instructor: TBD
Day: Sunday
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Dates: November 7 2021 – November 28 2021
Cost: $180 + tax

Upcoming Bronze Star & Basic First Aid

Instructor: Mikaela
Day: Saturday
Time: 4:15-5:45 PM
Dates: January 15 2022- March 5 2022 no class February 19
Cost: $180 + tax

BRONZE MEDALLION & BRONZE CROSS

Bronze Medallion and EFA with CPR “B” with AED:
Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
 
Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
 
Bronze Cross and SFA with CPR “C” with AED:
The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.
 
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Lifesaving Society Emergency or Standard First Aid certifications (need not be current)

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

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 + Emergency First Aid

Upcoming Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid

Next Course: NEW BM program
Dates and Times: December 17-December 28
Online: December 17, 19, 21, 23,27
In Water: December 18, 20, 22, 26,28
*Times can be found on the link provided above
Instructor: Simon
Price: $350+tax ( not including reference material )
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA

 

 

Bronze Cross + Standard First Aid with AED

Upcoming Bronze Cross

Next Course: NEW BX program
Dates and Times: December 17 – December 31
Online: December 17,18,20,22,26,28,29,30
In water: December 19,21,23,27,29,30,31
*Times can be found on the link provided above
Instructor: Simon
Price: $400+tax ( not including reference material )
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA

 

 

Upcoming Bronze Cross and Emergency First Aid

Next Course: NEW BX and SFA program
Dates: January 11 2022 – February 13 2022
Days and Times: Tuesday’s 5:30-8:30 pm online
Sunday’s 4:30-9:30 pm in water
*Times can be found on the link provided above
Instructor: Simon
Price: $400+tax ( not including reference material )
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual and  Lifeguard Essential Pack . Not included in price but can be purchased at OSA

 

 

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 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 Swim Instructors Courses

LSS Swim Instructors
Next Course
Dates: March 1 2022 – April 5 2022
Online: March 1, March 8, March 15, March 16, March 22, March 29, April 5
In Water: March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3
*Times can be found on the link provided above
Instructor: Simon
Price: $350 + tax ( not including reference material )
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)