Certifications and Workshops

A boy practices life saving techniques in the pool

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Important Information about certifications & workshops

Prerequisites

All first aid, lifesaving, lifeguarding and swim instruction programs have prerequisites which must be obtained prior to the start of the course. Please review the prerequisites for each course carefully and be prepared to show proof at the first course. If you have any questions, you may contact us for clarification. 

Privacy Notice

All certification courses require candidates to be registered with the governing body (Red Cross or Lifesaving Society). Personal information will be shared, including name, address, phone number, birth date and email.

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Course Pathway

Is it your goal to become a certified lifeguard and swim instructor? Wondering what order to take the courses in?  Review "How to become a lifeguard" and "How to become a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor".

Attendance and Participation

All certification courses are designed for 100% active participation; including in-water participation for aquatics courses in order to learn and demonstrate the skills and competencies required to pass a course. We recommend that you review the course dates carefully before registering for the course to ensure your child is able to attend each week. In the event of an absence due to medical reasons please contact us for details. 

Babysitting & Standard First Aid and CPR-C

The Canadian Red Cross and Lifesaving Society offer excellent Standard First Aid courses which the Ministries of Labour and Health recognize as a certification for workplace requirements. CPR-C certification and AED training are included. Additionally, the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course allows participants to learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

Programs offered:
Babysitting Course, Red Cross

Standard First Aid and CPR-C (Red Cross or Lifesaving Society)

Lifesaving & Lifeguarding

The Lifesaving Society provides a fun and challenging progression of lifesaving and lifeguarding training programs. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills, water-rescue skills, fitness and first aid skills. 

Programs offered:
Bronze Star and Basic First Aid

Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid

Bronze Cross

National Lifeguard Certification

Swim Instructor

The Canadian Red Cross prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills and water safety, and swimming skills throughout various Red Cross Swim programs.

Programs Offered:
Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Transfer

Please note that the Swimming and Water Safety Instructor Development Program has changed as of Jan 2016. AWSI no longer exists. All candidates must complete the 4 components of the WSI course in order to become certified as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.