Advanced Aquatic Training

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course

Prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim programs.

Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim School, Red Cross Swim Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens, and Red Cross Swim Adapted Programs. This program is designed in a sequential four step process. 

Prerequisites: Swim Kids 10 swimming ability, 15 years old by last day of classroom/pool AND Standard First Aid OR Bronze Cross

1) Orientation & Pre-skills Screening: Tuesday August 31    11am - 3pm
2) WSI Online: 16-20 hours self-pace, must be completed before starting the WSI Teach Experience.
3) WSI Teach Experience: 8 hours between October 2nd and 21st 2021. Must be completed before WSI Classroom/Pool.
4) WSI Classroom/Pool:  Friday October 22    4pm-8pm   &     Saturday 23 - Sunday 24       9am-5pm

Bronze Star

Bronze Star is a pre-Bronze Medallion training
program that helps to prepare candidates for
success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star,
participants develop problem solving and decision
making skills as individuals and in partners.
Candidates develop Water Smart confidence and
learn basic lifesaving and resuscitation skills
needed to be their own personal lifeguard.
Includes a 400 metre timed swim.

Prerequisites: 10 years old, ability to swim 400 metres and tread water for 3 minutes

Dates: October 28 & 29 4:00pm - 7: 00pm                                      October 30 12:00pm - 5:00pm   

Cost: $90

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Bronze Medallion

The Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion program
is a ‘building block’ toward further lifesaving and
lifeguard training. Candidates learn lifesaving
techniques for challenging open-water rescues
and develop stroke efficiency and endurance
(500 metre timed swim). Certification includes

Prerequisites: 13 years old OR successful
completion of Bronze Star

Dates: November 5 - 8 2021

Monday & Friday       4:00-7:00pm                             Saturday & Sunday   9:00-5:00pm

Cost: $205, includes Canadian Lifesaving Manual

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Bronze Cross

Candidates learn advanced lifesaving training to
include management of aquatic spinal injuries and
preventing loss of life in a variety of aquatic
emergencies. Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross is
a prerequisite for National Lifeguard (NL) and is
worth two Grade 11 High School credits.
Certification includes CPR-C/AED.

Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion

Dates: TBD SPRING 2022

*Please note we have had to cancel our fall course due to limited numbers. If you are interested in the spring course please sign up here to express interest.

Cost: $185

Note: Please bring Canadian Lifesaving Manual
from Bronze Medallion. 

bronze star
Bronze Medalion
Bronze Cross

National Lifeguard Program (NL)

The Lifesaving Society’s NL award is recognized
as the standard measure of lifeguard performance
in Canada. NL training prepares lifeguards to
prevent incidents and in the effective resolution of
emergencies if needed. NL is worth two Grade 12
High School credits.

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid
& 15 years old

Dates: TBA

Cost: 6 sessions, $495, includes Alert Manual and Lifeguard Toolkit

National Lifeguard

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)

The Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) award trains candidates to teach and evaluate the Canadian Swim Patrol Program, the Bronze Medal awards, and a variety of specialized lifesaving programs. Candidates will be taught teaching methodology, course planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. The LSI certification is worth one Grade 11 High School credit. 

Pre requisites: Bronze Cross & 16 years old by last day of class

*Not being offered at this time.

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Recert

This clinic is for individuals needing to re-certify or update their existing Lifesaving Instructor certification as an LSI is valid for two years from the date of certification. Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross and Lifesaving instructor combined are worth three Grade 11 High School credits. 

We currently are not running this course. Next time this will be scheduled at a later date. Email  to be put on an interest list. New classes will be added with enough interest.

*Not being offered at this time.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Recert

Take this 5 hour recertification clinic to renew your WSI award for another two years.

PrerequisitesProof of previous WSI certification issued no earlier than 1995

*Not being offered at this time.