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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD OR INSTRUCTOR?
The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool is looking for enthusiastic people to become lifeguards and instructors. If you would like to become one, let us show you the path to achieving your goals and ensuring your future.
If you were once an instructor or lifeguard and would like to recertify your awards we can assist you to reach that goal.
Please contact us at 920-5607 and speak with Renee.
ADVANCED AWARDS PROGRESS AS FOLLOWS:
|Lifeguard Stream||Instructor Stream||First Aid Stream|
|1 - LSS Bronze Star||1 - Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor||1 - LSS CPR C|
|2 - LSS Bronze Medallion||2 - Red Cross Water Safety Instructor||2 - LSS AED|
|3 - LSS Bronze Cross and CPR C||3- LSS Lifesaving Instructor||3 - LSS Standard First Aid|
|4 - LSS National Lifeguard Service||4 - LSS Aquatic Emergency Care|
PLEASE SET UP AN EVALUATION TIME TO SEE WHERE YOU BELONG IN THE STREAMS LISTED ABOVE.
LIFESAVING SOCIETY BRONZE STAR (11 - 12 yrs)
Bronze Star is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and an excellent preparation for success in Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.
LIFESAVING SOCIETY BRONZE MEDALLION/LIFESAVING SOCIETY BRONZE CROSS AND LIFESAVING CPR”C”
The Bronze Medallion Award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, defenses and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Cross is 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 certification.
Prerequisites – Ability to swim 500 meters using varied strokes with good endurance and 13 yrs of age OR current Bronze Star Award.
CODE DAY DATE TIME MAX
12661 MON - FRI MAR 18-22, 2013 9a-4p 12
LIFESAVING SOCIETY NATIONAL LIFEGUARD
The Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard (NL) program builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications. Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, NL training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard.The NL certification reflects the Lifesaving Society's standard, publications, and research into drowning and injury prevention, water rescue, and aquatic safety systems. The NL certification is backed by a full range of safety services provided by the Society that support the design and operation of safe aquatic facilities that lifeguards work in. National Lifeguard training is consistent across Canada. NL awards can be transferred between provinces and territories. Contact your Lifesaving Society branch to find out how to become a lifeguard.
Prerequisites Bronze Cross, CPR “C”, Standard First Aid and 16yrs of age.
LIFESAVING SOCIETY NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERT
Prerequisites - Previous NLS certification.
RED CROSS ASSISTANT WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (AWSI)
This is a 30 hour program plus 8 hours of teaching experience for ages 15 yrs and up. This certification course is a prerequisite for the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. The course covers the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions, communication, safety supervision and feedback. Candidates are evaluated during 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as Assistant Water Safety Instructors, which enables them to co-teach the Red Cross Swim programs under the supervision of a fully certified Water Safety Instructor. Once certified, Assistant Water Safety Instructors have two years to become Water Safety Instructors.
Prerequisite - 15 years of age.
CODE DAY DATE TIME MAX
RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) –
This is a 25 hour program plus 12 hours of teaching experience for ages 16yrs and up with an AWSI.The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course further develops instructional ability by focusing on how to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids and AquaAdults programs. The course focuses on how to effectively apply the information learned in the Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course to the Red Cross Swim Programs. Other topics include instructional emergency response skills and stroke development, drills and corrective strategies. Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practical teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as Water Safety Instructors. Once certified, Water Safety Instructors must recertify their awards every two years.
Prerequisites – Assistant Water Safety Instructor.
RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR RECERT (WSI)
NOTE – If your previous Water Safety Instructor certification has expired contact Renee (920-5607) about the Splashback option which may be available to you. The Splashback option consists of information from the last few recertification packages and a retest of your swimming strokes and skills. It is quicker and cheaper than redoing the entire Water Safety Instructor course.
Prerequisites – Previous Water Safety Instructor certification