Classes for babies & toddlers accompanied in the water with a parent or caregiver. A water safety instructor will
help you get the most out of the pool experience. Build confidence through active water play & movement.
Red Cross Preschool
Pre-schoolers age 3 – 6 years actively learn and develop new swimming skills through games & songs.
Children must be 3 yrs. of age on the first day of lessons.
Red Cross Swim Kids
Swimmers age 5 – 12 years learn how to be safe around water, & increase swimming ability, fitness & endurance through fun activities.
Children must be 5 yrs. of age on the first day of lessons.
Red Cross Teen & Adult Lessons
Classes for teens and adults who would like to become confident in the water, learn or improve on skills, strokes or fitness. The Red Cross provides two levels, Swim Basics and Swim Strokes. Set your goal and the instructors will help you get there!
Classes are 45 min.
Red Cross Swim Sports
Jump in and get in the game! This program offers an introduction to a variety of aquatic sports. The focus is on having fun with friends/peers and trying new activities. Sports include diving, swim workout, water polo, and underwater hockey and lifesaving sport.
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course
The Water Safety Instructor Course focuses on planning and teaching the Red Cross Swim continuum, instructional emergency response skills and instructional techniques specific to our programs. The certification issued allows candidates to teach all Red Cross Swim programs.
Candidates must be 15 years of age and be able to perform at a Red Cross Swim Kids Level 10.
Water Safety Instructor Recertification
This clinic will update Water Safety Instructors on changes within the Red Cross Program and also share teaching strategies.
Prerequisites: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor award.
Lifesaving Society Bronze Star
Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid
On your way to be a lifeguard! Learn self-rescue and basic techniques in the rescue of others while developing stroke efficiency and endurance.
Emergency First Aid provides basic first aid principles and emergency treatment of injuries.
Prerequisites: Minimum 13 years or age or Bronze Star certification.
Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid
For people who want a general knowledge of First Aid principles, includes CPR-B Certification, recognized by OWSIB. Not restricted to aquatic candidates.
Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
The National Lifeguard training award develops the practical skills, knowledge and values required by lifeguards. Strong leadership, communication, decision-making and judgment skills are essential to complete the course.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by last day of course, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid Award, need not be current.
National Lifeguard Recertification
NL Award holders will retake the practical examination and be updated on the latest developments in training techniques.
Prerequisite: Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
The Lifesaving Society’s Safeguard certification provides safety supervision training for guardians (e.g., day camp counsellors, counsellors – in training and others) who accompany groups of young people to pools or waterfronts. The course stresses the responsibility undertaken by these group leaders for safeguarding the young people in their care even when under lifeguard supervision.
Safeguard focuses on water safety awareness, accident prevention and the principles of aquatic safety supervision. Safeguard teaches participants how to identify hazards and at – risk behaviours, how to recognize potential victims, and how to respond safely in an aquatic emergency.
Prerequisites: None. Safeguard training is designed for swimmers and non – swimmers alike. Ideally, guardians are at least 12 years of age, able to swim, and have some lifesaving experience.
Time & facilities required: 3.5 – 4 hr. recommended. Actual time needed may vary with the number and maturity of the candidates and their prior knowledge, training and experience. Safeguard does not require an in – water session. However, where time and facilities allow, an in – water session is beneficial for practicing victim recognition and low – risk, non – contact rescue response in shallow water.
Watch for announcements for the next time the program will run. For more information contact Crystal Stokes at 467-2594.
Benefit from one-on-one instruction for you or your child with our private swim lessons. Private lessons are ideal for those who need to focus on a specific skill or stroke, improve swim ability, or who may need an extra lesson or two to complete a level.
We can accommodate a schedule that works for you. Private lessons are available upon request.
Rates: 14 & Under: $22.05 for a half hour lesson 15 & Over: $24.91 for a half hour lesson
Please call the Aquatic Facilitator for more information or to book your lesson: 467-2594.