Aquatic Leadership

Lifesaving Society Bronze Star

Bronze Star is 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.

Prerequisite: None (Recommended 10 years of age and/or complete Star 7)

 

Members: $89.25

Non-Members $105.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Monday 7:00-8:30pm

 

Fall 2018:

September 10th – November 12th

No Class October 8th

 

Winter 2019:

January 7th – March 4th

No Class Monday February 8th

 

Spring 2019:

March 18th – May 13th

 

Summer 2019:

July 8th – August 26th

No Class August 5th

 

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

7:00pm-8:30pm

Winter 2019:

January 10th – March 7th 2019

 

Spring 2019:

No program

 

Summer 2019:

July 4th – August 22nd 2019 (7:00pm-8:45pm)

 

Fall 2019:

September 12th – November 7th 2019

Tuesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Fall 2018

Sept. 11th- Oct. 23rd, 2018

 

Winter 2019

Jan. 8th- Feb. 26th, 2019

 

Spring 2019

March 19th- May 7th, 2019

 

Summer 2019

Crash Course

July 8th-12th,2019 9am-2pm

 

Fall 2019

Sept. 10th- Oct. 29th, 2019

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B

This program teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

 

Members:  $221.00
Non-Members:  $260.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes Manual, Exam fees, and CPR Pocket Mask.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Fall 2018:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

September 10th – November 12th

No Class October 8th

 

Winter 2019:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

January 9th – March 6th

 

Spring 2019:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

March 18th – May 13th

 

Summer 2019:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

July 3rd – August 21st

 

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Sundays  3:30-7:00pm

 

Fall 2018

September 16- November 18, 2018

No class on Sunday October 7th (thanksgiving weekend)

 

4:15pm-7:30pm

 

Spring 2019:

March 24th – May 19th (No class April 21 – Easter Sunday)

 

Fall 2019:

September 15th – November 10th (No class October 13th – Thanksgiving)

Friday’s 4:30-7:30pm

 

Fall 2018

Sept. 14th- Oct. 26th, 2018

 

Winter 2019

Jan.11th- March 1st, 2019

 

Spring 2019

March 22nd- May 10th, 2019

 

Summer 2019

Crash Course

July 15th-19th

9am-2pm

 

Fall 2019

Sept. 13th- Oct. 29th. 2019

Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

Designed 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.

Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario Regulation 565 governing public swimming pools.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current). Recommended 14 years of age.

 

Members:  $174.25
Non-Members:  $205.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Fall 2018:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

September 12th – November 7th

 

Winter 2019:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

January 7th – March 4th

 

Spring 2019:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

March 20th – May 15th

 

Summer 2019:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

July 3rd – August 21st

 

Sundays: 4:30pm—7:30pm

 

Winter 2019:

January 13th – March 3rd 2019

(No Class February 17th)

 

Summer 2019:

July 7th – August 25th

Friday’s 4:30-7:30pm

 

Fall 2018

Sept. 14th- Oct. 26th, 2018

 

Winter 2019

Jan.11th- March 1st, 2019

 

Spring 2019

March 22nd- May 10th, 2019

 

Summer 2019

Crash Course

July 22nd-26th

9am-2pm

 

Fall 2019

Sept. 13th- Oct. 29th. 2019

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard – Pool

This certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard.  The lifeguard's primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies.  The NLS program is designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.  NLS training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement, and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed objected recovery, 50m sprint challenge, 50m rescue drill and a 400m endurance challenge.

 

Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.

 

Members:  $229.50+ HST
Non-Members:  $270.00 +HST

 

Fee includes manual and exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Spring 2019:

Friday May 31st 5:00pm-10:30pm

Saturday June 1st 11:00am-9:00pm

Sunday June 2nd 1:30pm-7:30pm

 

Friday June 7th 5:00pm-10:30pm

Saturday June 8th 11:00am-9:00pm

Sunday June 9th 1:30pm-7:30pm

Fridays 6:30-10:30pm

Saturdays 12:00pm-6:00pm

Sundays 2:00pm-7:30pm

 

Fall 2018:

November 23/24/25

November 30/ December 1/2

December 7/8/9

 

Fall 2019:

November 29/30/December 1

December 6/7/8

December 13/14/15

 TBD

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard – Pool Recertification

The National Lifeguard recertification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. You are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam. Your exam is based on the National Lifeguard Award curriculum. The required content for this curriculum can be found in your Alert text and the Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Candidates should bring Alert, a whistle, barrier devices (gloves and pocket mask) and proof of prerequisite (previous National Lifeguard).

 

Prerequisite: National Lifeguard Pool Certification (need not be current)

 

Members:  $76.50 +HST
Non-Members:  $90.00 +HST

 

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Spring 2019:

Saturday March 16th

10:00am-4:00pm

10:00am-4:00pm

Fall 2018:

September 8th, 2018.

Winter 2019:

January 5th 2019

Fall 2019:

September 7th 2019

Spring 2019:

Friday, June 28th

4pm-10pm

YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor

This program prepares candidates to effectively assist YMCA Swim Instructors to teach people how to swim and improve swimming techniques. Candidates will learn how to create a positife member or participant experience that furthers the YMCA mission, and build on their personal commitment to YMCA Mission, Vision, Values, Communicaiton, Planning and Organizing. There is a mentorship component to this program. 

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, minimum 14 years of age.

 

Member:  $140.25 + HST

Non-Member:  $165 + HST

Fee includes manual and certification fee

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 TBD

Spring 2019:

March 21st –  May 9th 2019

6:30pm-9:30pm

 TBD

YMCA Swim Instructor

This course is the foundation for building strong leaders in YMCA aquatics.  Content covers YMCA Healthy Child Development, planning effective lessons using progressions and activities, and an understanding of the YMCA E.G.G.S. (E - Explanation/Demonstration, G - Group Practice, Group Feedback, S - Specific Practice and Feedback teaching method.  Instructors will also review skills and strokes, different learning styles and temperaments, and how to react to emergency situations in a class setting.  Participants will also learn to deliver the Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Star.  The fee includes manual and certification.

 

Prerequisites:  Minimum 16 years of age, Current National Lifeguard or Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, Swim Strokes at YMCA Intermediate Stroke Standard or equivalent, Swim Skills at the YMCA Standard or equivalent.

Member:  $174.25 +HST
Non-Member:  $205.00 +HST

 

Fee includes manual and certification.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Fall 2019:

Friday September 20th 5:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday September 21st

10:00am-6:00pm

 

Friday September 27th 5:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday September 28th

10:00am-6:00pm

 

Friday October 4th

5:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday October 5th

10:00am-6:00pm

TBD

 TBD

Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructors

This course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving, first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Lifesaving Society's lifesaving and first aid awards.  Successful candidates in this course receive two certifications:  Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor.  The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society's:

  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Wading Pool Attendant
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction, Diploma
  • Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C

Prerequisite:  Bronze Cross, be 16 years of age, must have YMCA Swim Instructors, Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors or Red Cross Swim Instructors.

Member:  $140.25 + HST
Non-Member:  $165.00 + HST
Fee includes exam fee. Course manual must be purchased separately.  

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 TBD

 TBD

 TBD

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

 

Prerequisite: None (recommended minimum 14 years of age)

 

Member:  $178.50 +HST
Non-Member:  $210.00 +HST

Fee includes manual and exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Spring 2019:

Saturday May 25th 1:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday May 26th 9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-6:00pm

Winter 2019:

February 9th and 10th 2019

 

Summer 2019:

August 17th and 18th 2019

Fall 2018:

October 27 and 28, 2018 - Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C Recertification

Current Standard First Aid (SFA) award holders may recertify their Lifesaving Society SFA certification just once on a Lifesaving Society SFA Recertification Course not more than 3 years from the Standard First Aid date of issue. To renew SFA certifications subsequently, award holders must repeat the full SFA Course. Thereafter, individuals may renew by alternating recertification and original courses.

Holders of Standard First Aid certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate on a Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency.

 

Member:  $89.25 +HST
Non-Member:  $105.00 +HST

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

Spring 2019:

Sunday May 26th

9:00am-5:00pm

9:00am-6:00pm

Winter 2019:

February 10th 2019

 

Summer 2019:

August 18th 2019

Fall 2018:

September 23, 2018 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lifesaving Society Safeguard

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.

 

Member:  $25+HST

Non-Member:  $35+HST

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 TBD

 TBD

 TBD