Lifesaving training

To become a lifeguard, you need four different types of training. The first is the Bronze Medallion, which will introduce you to first aid and rescue techniques. Once you pass this course, as long as you’re 15 or older, you can work as an assistant lifeguard at a pool. You then have to take a Bronze Cross as well as a General First Aid/DEA course, which is a 16-hour course dedicated to first aid. Then you can take the National Lifeguard course. A great job awaits!

To become an instructor, you need to take the assistant monitor in water safety course, followed by the water-safety monitor course.

Bronze Medallion

24 hours including the exam

$108 (plus taxes) + $37.25 certification

Prerequisite

Must have Bronze Cross or be 13 years old at time of final exam or demonstrate the skills and knowledge of Red Cross Kids 10 as of the first course.

In this level

The Bronze Medallion certificate introduces swimmers to the four basic components of lifesaving: judgement, knowledge, skills, and physical fitness. Swimmers will learn tow and carry techniques, defense and release in order to be prepared to save conscious and unconscious victims in situations that are increasingly risky.

Schedule

April 6 to June 1
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bronze Cross

24 hours including exam

$113 (plus taxes) + $37.25 certification

Prerequisite

Must have Bronze Medallion.

In this level

The Bronze Cross certificate is for those looking for more advanced training and want to know the basic notions of aquatic facility supervision. Swimmers will learn the difference between lifeguarding and lifesaving, basic emergency procedures and teamwork. They will also learn to rescue a spinal-injury and cardiopulmonary victim.

Schedule

April 6 to June 1
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sauveteur national

45 hours including exam

$180 (plus taxes) + $59 certification

Requalification : $25 (plus taxes) + $59 certification

Prerequisite

Être âgé de 16 ans à l’examen final, détenir la Croix de bronze et Cours de premiers soins – Général à jour.

In this level

Reconnu comme norme de performance du surveillant-sauveteur au Canada, le certificat Sauveteur national est conçu de façon à développer une compréhension approfondie des principes de surveillance, un bon jugement et une attitude responsable quant au rôle qu’assume le surveillant-sauveteur dans une installation aquatique.

Schedule

April 7 to June 9

April 7: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
April 14: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
May 5: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
May 12: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
May 26: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
June 2: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
June 9: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 (exam)

Premier soins – Général

$90 + $11.25 certification

Prerequisite

Aucun, la Croix de bronze est recommandé.

In this level

Ce certificat prépare le candidat à assumer un rôle d’intervenant pré hospitalier lors d’une situation d’urgence demandant des notions particulières de premiers soins. Le candidat devra, entre autres, prodiguer des traitements spécifiques afin d’immobiliser une blessure tout en attendant les services pré hospitaliers d’urgence. DEA et Anaphylaxie-secouristes inclus dans ce programme.

Schedule

March 23 and 30: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.