Bronze Star & Basic First Aid/CPR-A
This Lifesaving Society course prepares candidates for the Bronze medallion program. Candidates learn rescue skills, first aid, resuscitation and self-rescue techniques while improving stroke technique and endurance.
Prerequisite: recommended completion of Star 7 or equivalent
Course Fee: $76.73+HST (member) / $85.25+HST (non-member)
Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid/CPR-B
This Lifesaving Society course emphasizing the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries as well as defense methods and releases, preparing themselves for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types.
Prerequisite: 13 years old or Bronze Star Certification (proof to be provided to instructor on first day)
Course Fee: $158.40 + HST (member)/ $176.00 + HST (non-member) – includes manual
This Lifesaving Society course is 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.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid/CPR-B certificate
Course Fee: $99.00 + HST (member)/$110.00 + HST (non-member)
YMCA Swim Instructors & Lifesaving Society (LSS) Lifesaving Instructors
This course certifies participants to teach the YMCA Learn to Swim/Star Program and the LSS Bronze Family Awards. The swim instructor portion prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the YMCA program. The LSS portion prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and resuscitation techniques in the Lifesaving Program.
Prerequisite: 16 years old and Bronze Cross
Course Fee: $148.00 + HST (member)/ $165.00 + HST (non-member) – includes manual
National Lifeguard (NL)
The National Lifeguard course emphasizes teamwork, leadership and communication in the prevention of accidents and in the first aid treatment of medical emergencies. National Lifeguard is the only nationally recognized lifeguard certification in Ontario, and required to lifeguard public pools.
Prerequisite: 16 years old, Bronze Cross Certification and Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification. SFA/CPR-C certification must be from organizations recognized in Ontario public pool regulations (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol)
Course Fee: $256.50+HST (member)/ $285.00 (non-member) – includes manual
National Lifeguard Recertification
National Lifeguard certification is current for two years and is recertified by completing a National Lifeguard recertification exam. The NL Recert exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. Candidates should bring a whistle, barrier devices and proof of previous certification to exam.
Prerequisite: NL Certification
Course fee: $76.50 + HST (member) / $85.00 + HST (non-member)
Standard First Aid (SFA) with CPR-C
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first and CPR, giving an in-depth understanding of first aid training including: legal implications, bone and joint injuries, spinal injuries. Includes CPR-C certification. Certification is issued through the Lifesaving Society
Course Fee: $91.80 (member) / $102.00 (non-member) – includes manual
Standard First Aid (SFA) with CPR-C Recertification
To attend a recertification course, you must have completed a full Lifesaving Society SFA course within the past three years (to meet WSIB requirements). Original certification must be brought to class.
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C Certification (dated not more than three years)
Course Fee: $67.50 + HST (member) / $75.00 (non-member)