Class Size: 8 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: Dolphin 10 (children 12 years + can advance to the bronze program)

This is the on-ramp to lifeguarding for 9-12 year olds who are ready to go beyond the regular Red Cross program. Content is organized in 3 groups, water proficiency, first aid and rescue. Swim Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart behavior. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.


Class Size: 10 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: 12 years of age, Dolphin 10
(Duration: 15-20 hrs)

The Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. This course is designed to prepare candidates for Bronze Medallion by introducing fitness principles, self-rescue skills and  stroke mechanics.


Class Size: 10 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: 13 years of age OR Bronze Star.
(Duration: 15-20 hrs)

Bronze Medallion teaches candidates how to assess and problem solve to make good decisions in, on and around the water. The basis of the training is formed through Judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.


Class Size: 10 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and EFA.
(Duration: 15-20 hrs)

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities ass assistant lifeguards.  they will learn techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities.  Emphasis on teamwork and communication for preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies.  Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (NL) and Standard First Aid (SFA)

Class Size: 16 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: 15 years of age + Bronze Cross
(Duration: approx. 40 hrs)

NL is recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada, NL education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The NL award is designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.

Lifesaving Society Swim & Lifesaving Instructor 

Class Size: 16 students, 1 instructor.
Prerequisite: 15 years of age + Bronze Cross or NL.
(Duration: approx. 30 hrs)

This course prepares candidates to instruct the Lifesaving Society programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills in the Preschool, Swimmer, Adults, as well as the Swim Patrol and Bronze program curriculum. Candidates are required participate 100% in order to complete the course.