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Bronze StarActive for Life Learning to Train
Bronze Star is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR A and AED.
Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years of age
The Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A and AED. Canadian Lifesaving Manual and exam fees are included! Swimming ability should be at a SEARS I Can Swim Stage 3, Lifesaving Society Swimmer 6 or Red Cross Swim Kids 10.
Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion
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 the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR C and AED. Exam fees are included!
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and a minimum of 16 years of age
The primary role of the National Lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatic activities in a pool setting. The National Lifeguard program develops the basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. Manual and exam fees are included!
National Lifeguard Recertification
The Lifesaving Society is pleased to release a National Lifeguard Pool Recertification Guide that can be downloaded from the website: www.lifesaving.org. The guide is designed as a resource for candidates to prepare and familiarize with the items covered in a National Lifeguard recertification. Certification is based on the ability to meet the purpose statements and ALL performance criteria (Must Sees). Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the recertification course. Ongoing training and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness is important to being able to lifeguard effectively.
National Lifeguard Instructor Clinic
The National Lifeguard Instructor/Examiner Clinic prepares candidates to teach and evaluate National Lifeguard courses. Candidates learn specific strategies designed to train lifeguards in advanced rescue techniques, public relations issues, and first aid, as well as how to present material that will prepare lifeguards for any major aspect of supervising the public in an aquatic setting. Candidates are required to complete an apprenticeship after the clinic.
Prerequisites: Application, current National Lifeguard option, and current Lifesaving Instructor
For more information, please contact:
Rachel Baird, Aquatic Program Manager