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Certification Courses

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

This course is designed for participants to become certified Red Cross Swimming Instructors. This is a course consisting of two parts. The in pool evaluation and online portion will take place from July 5 - 23, 2021 participants must complete this module to move to part 2 running from July 26 - 30. 

Prerequisite: Must have completed up to level 10 of the Red Cross Swim program and be a minimum of 15 years old.

Bronze Medallion 

The Bronze Medallion is a step towards gaining the lifeguarding certification. It teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. 

Prerequisite: Bronze Star or 13 years or older.

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 Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion

Lifesaving Society- National Lifeguard/Aquatic Emergency Care

National Lifeguard certification builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values of the Lifesaving Society to develop the practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. The program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. This course is paired with Aquatic Emergency Care which is a more advanced Standard First Aid course designed for Lifeguards to introduce spinal care and shallow water rescue and is a prerequisite to the National Lifeguard Certification. 

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, need not be current, and minimum 16 years of age.

Lifesaving Society- Bronze Cross - Recertification

The Bronze Cross recertification course offers renewal of the Bronze Cross certification.  Participants must bring their certifications to this course to present to the recertifying instructor. Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of recertification. 

Lifesaving Society- National Lifeguard/Aquatic Emergency Care - Recertification

National Lifeguard/Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) recertification course offers renewal of National lifeguard/AEC certification. Participants must bring their certifications to this course to present to the recertifying instructor. Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of recertification. 

Lifesaving Society- National Lifeguard Instructor - Recertification

National Lifeguard Instructor recertification course offers renewal of National lifeguard Instructor certifications. Participants must bring their certifications to this course to present to the recertifying instructor.  Certification Currency: 2 years from the date of recertification.

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