Aquatic leadership courses are offered at the Davidson Centre Pool throughout the year. The course times vary depending on the season.

First Aid & CPR (offered by the Lifesaving Society)





Emergency First Aid and CPR ‘B'

Includes AED use, wound management, CPR for adults and children as well as treatment of life-threatening injuries. Exam fee and manual are included in course cost.

June 1



Standards First Aid and CPR ‘C'

Includes all Emergency First Aid, CPR for adults, children and infants. Environmental illnesses, bone injuries and medical disorders. Exam fee and manual are included in course cost.

June 1&2




June 1



Standard First Aid and CPR Recertification - must present copy of previous certification.

June 1



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Bronze Star & Basic First Aid

The Bronze star course is an excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants work on problem solving, decision making skills and develop water smart confidence. They learn CPR and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifesaver.

Prerequisites: 11 years old. Bronze Star is an option course geared for swimmers who have completed all other swimming levels but are not yet old enough to take Bronze Medallion.

When: Tuesday's April 16-June 11, 2019.  4:30pm-5:45pm

Fee: $126.00

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Lifesaving Assistant Instructors

Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor Course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized. Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course.

Prerequisites: 14 years old, Bronze Cross

When: Friday May 24 6:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday May 25 & Sunday May 26, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $200.00

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Lifesaving Learn to Swim Instructor

The Lifesaving Society Learn to Swim Instructors course prepares assistant instructors to teach the Learn to Swim Program. Candidates will be come certified swim instructors at the end of the course work. Candidates will explore the Parent and Tot, Preschool and Swimmer program through various modules.  Modules include lesson planning, teaching approaches, roles and responsibilities, peer teaching practicums and evaluation.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructors, 16 years old, Bronze Cross

When: Friday Apr.12, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday Apr.13 & Sunday Apr.14, 2019 9:00am-6:00pm

Fee: $225.00

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Bronze Medallion and Emergency First with CPR ‘B'

The Bronze Medallion course develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills for water rescue. Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense and release methods, emergency first aid and lifesaving skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk.

Prerequisites: 13 years old or Bronze Star

When: Tuesday April 16-June 11

Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm

Exam Date: June 18, 2019.  4:30pm-7:00pm

Fee: $248.00

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Bronze Cross

The Bronze Cross course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding. It includes the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. An introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.

Prerequisites: 14 years old, current Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR ‘B'

When: Tuesday's April 16-June 11

Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm

Exam Date: June 18, 2019. 4:30pm-7:00pm

Fee: $316.25 (includes exam fee)

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National Lifeguard Course

The National Lifeguard course is a nationally recognized lifeguard training program. The course is 40 hours in length and includes scanning techniques, physical principles, victim management, lifeguard and the law, an introduction to filtration systems and pool chemicals. In order to complete the course, candidates must perform a timed swim (400m in 10 minutes), a 50m sprint in 60 seconds, 15m underwater swim, retrieve a 20lb brick from the bottom of the pool in 40 seconds and recover a submerged victim with a 25m approach and tow in 90 seconds. 100% attendance is mandatory to complete the course. 

Prerequisites: 16 years old, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and CPR C

When: Friday May 10, 2019 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12, 2019 9:00am-6:00pm

*NL Recert Sunday May 26, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm

Fee: $115.75

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