Leadership Programs

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Programs for youth aspiring to be instructors and/or lifeguards

(*indicates mandatory Programs)


Practices develop fitness levels to meet a timed 100m swim and 350m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot first and head first surface dives. Rescue Breathing and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program.

Bronze Star

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.

*Bronze Medallion

A program for those 13 and over or those that have Bronze Star. Lifesavers learn tows and carries, and defenses and releases in preparation for rescues of increased risk. Please submit a photocopy of your birth certificate or Bronze Star certification upon registration.

*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 Medallion is a prerequisite to this program. This is a required level for all advanced lifesaving levels offered by the Lifesaving Society. Please submit a photocopy of your prerequisites upon registration.

*Standard First Aid

This course includes Priority Assessment, Airway Management and CPR as well as treatments for various injuries and conditions including broken bones, burns, poisoning and allergic reactions. Course includes classroom time only.

National Lifeguard Courses

For those 16 years and over, a theoretical and practical course to develop necessary lifeguard skills. Bronze Cross and SFA required. Photocopies are required at registration.

Lifesaving Society Exams

We offer private lifesaving exams for Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross awards. Exams are set up pending pool space and examiner availability. Participants must recruit their own volunteers for rescues.

Swim Instructor

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.

Lifesaving Instructor Course (LSI)

Must be a min. of 16 years old and have a current Bronze Cross or NLS
The LSI course prepares the candidate to organize plan, teach and evaluated lifesaving skills, which includes personal safety and rescue of others. If successful in this course, the candidates will be certified to teach the Patrol Awards (Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol) and the Bronze Medal Awards (Bronze Star, Medallion, and Cross)

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