12 Days of Christmas at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Leadership Courses

Bronze Star


*NEW* 17000
Saturdays | January 12th - March 30th | 12:15-1:45pm
No classes Saturday February 23rd, Saturday March 23rd.

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 become a lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Bronze Medallion 

(Prerequisite Bronze Star or 13 years of age) $160 + Book $65.29

*NEW* 17002
WINTER: Saturdays 8:30am-10:45am | January 12th - March 30th | No classes Saturday February 23rd, Saturday March 23rd.

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.


Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid 

(Prerequisite Bronze Med) $275

*NEW* 17004
WINTER: Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm | Jan 13 - Mar 31 | No classes Sunday February 24th, Sunday March 24th.

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 and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600 m swim.

National Lifeguard: Pool

(Prerequisite Bronze Cross, Standard 1st Aid with CPR C & AED, 16 years of age)
$300 + Book $69.15

*NEW* 17006
Saturdays 1:00-6:00pm | January 12 - March 30th | No classes Saturday February 23rd, Saturday March 23rd.

National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.


Swim for Life Instructor

(Prerequisite Bronze Cross and 16 years of age) $190

*NEW* 17008
Saturdays 8:00am-12:45pm | January 12 - March 30th | No classes Saturday February 23rd, Saturday March 23rd.

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

(Prerequisite Bronze Cross and 16 years of age) 
$85 + $57 book

Crash Course: Dec 21-23 | Dec 21 5-9pm, Dec 22 & 23 8:30am-4:30pm

The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society's:

Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates in Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Lifesaving Fitness, Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, -B, -C. Instructors evaluate some items in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Distinction, but only Examiners may certify candidates in these awards.


Questions? Email us at info@aquatics.nb.ca