This course teaches lifesavers an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education –judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Candidates learn tows and carries, and defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Candidates develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 400-meter timed swim (12 minutes). Emergency First Aid with CPR-B will be combined and candidates will learn the general knowledge of first aide principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke, wounds and burns. Includes CPR-B certification. Recognized by Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. This course is a prerequisite to the Bronze Cross award.
This course begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies.
In the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course candidates will learn to teach and evaluate basic swim strokes, and will acquire proven teaching methods including a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Swim Instructors are certified to teach and evaluate all levels of lifesaving swim program: Parent & Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, and Adult Swimmer.