The Society's mission is to prevent drowning and aquatic accidents for Canadians by providing public education and program education. The Lifesaving Society serves Canadians by providing information and skills that promote safety in, on and around the water.
Rookie, Ranger, Star, and Bronze Star: Maximum of 5 participants per class.
Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross: Minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 6 participants per class.
The National Lifesaving Award is an elite award that is offered to those individuals pursuing the path of lifeguarding. We started offer the NLS course in 2009 and we usually run one-to-two a year. It is a 40 hour course and it is taught in both a crash course style or on a weekly basis.
Our philosophy is simple: teenagers are busy, so let's make it easy and successful!
We do not offer weekly Lifesaving courses because after testing them out compared to our crash courses, the results were not nearly as good and the feedback was not nearly as positive. We listened to you and your teenagers 7 years ago and are still listening!
We offer the courses at a time that is convenient for you and your family, weekends, days off from school, winter break, spring break and summer vacation, or any other time that works. All we need is 4 (maximum of 6) participants and we will run a course.
We offer a one of a kind program in the City... Why?
Our courses are designed to be effective and efficient.
We teach the class using a variety of teaching methods that offer the best possible learning outcome.
Our course is taught in a classroom and in the pool.
We combine lifesaving with first aid, allowing you to get more for your money.
Our course is current and uses the best practice methods.
We insist that the candidates perform at the highest level.
Our candidates that complete Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross come out above average compared to their peers in higher level courses and obtaining further employment with these requirements.
We use an outside examiner (from the Lifesaving Society) and will not exam our own classes.
All Bronze Courses include First Aid and CPR.
Prerequisite/Requirements to Participate in Bronze Courses:
Bronze Medallion - Candidates must have a minimum of either a Level 10 Red Cross Swim Award, or a Bronze Star award or be 13 years old.
Bronze Cross - Candidates must have a Bronze Medallion Award
Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid/Level B CPR
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles that make up the four components of water rescue -- judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims in contact and non-contact rescues. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance with a timed swim.
If successful the Bronze Medallion Award comes with a Level B CPR and an Emergency First Aid Award
Bronze Cross/Standard First Aid/Level C CPR
Bronze Cross is a pre-requisite to the National Lifeguard Service Award, and the Lifesaving Instructor Award. Bronze Cross is the stepping-stone for all of the Society's advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership.
If successful the Bronze Cross Course comes with a Level C CPR and a Standard First Aid Award.
Must have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 6. We are very flexible and more than happy to work around busy schedules. Please call to schedule a class.
Examination of Bronze Courses is by an independent authorized examiner.
Do you require Bronze Medallion, a Standard First Aid and Level C CPR for Camp or a Job?
We will combine the 2 classes into an intensive crash course. Don't waste your time taking it twice.
For registration, please contact us.