Teen Swim Programs

Teen Swim Programs (13+)


Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers that 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. Participants must have the Canadian Lifesaving Manual.


Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 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.The Canadian Lifesaving Manual will be supplied for this course. Candidates must be 13+ or have taken bronze star.


Bronze Star is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and is the pre-requisite for Bronze Medallion, unless the individual is 13+ years old. 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 fitness teaches the importance of physical fitness in lifesaving. Candidates learn how to measure, monitor and maintain personal physical fitness for lifesaving emergencies. This award is divided into three achievement levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Candidates will work on endurance, sprints, rescue breathing and rescues.


Lifesaving Instructors are certified to teach the Lifesaving program, CPR, First Aid and have the ability to examine lifesaving courses. Participants must be 16 years of age, have a valid Bronze Cross award and Standard First Aid. Due to the fast-paced nature of this course, all candidates must be available for 100% of the course time.


At least 16 years of age and have completed Bronze Cross. National Lifeguard Service, AEC, and CPR C The leading lifeguard certification across Canada, N.L.S. trains candidates in accident prevention, pool maintenance and emergency response procedures. A.E.C. teaches the care of injuries and illnesses common to pool and waterfront situations, including how to treat pulseless victims.

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