Aquatic Supervisor Training

The Lifesaving Society’s Aquatic Supervisor Deck Training Program provides further training in respect to the supervision of deck and front line staff. Course content includes topics such as training, supervision, safe facility operation and risk management. Prerequisites: Current National Lifeguard and Lifesaving Instructor.

Bronze Cross Original

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. This course is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including the National Lifeguard and instructor certifications. Includes CPR Level C. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion

Bronze Cross Recertification

This is a recertification course for Lifesavers who currently hold or have held a Bronze Cross award. This is the prerequisite for all advanced-training programs including the National Lifeguard and instructor certifications. This re-certification Includes CPR Level C. Prerequisites: Bronze Cross.

Bronze Medallion Original

The Bronze Medallion course 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, and defense-and-release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency...

Bronze Star Original

The Bronze Star course is a pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in groups. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifesaver. Includes CPR Level A. Prerequisite:...

NL/AEC/O2 Original

The NL program develops basic lifeguarding skills, principles, and the decision-making process to help lifeguards evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies. It is a minimum requirement to lifeguard in Alberta. Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) is a course that develops the participant’s first aid skills with a focus on aquatic-related injuries. This course is equivalent...

NL/AEC/O2 Recertification

This is a recertification course for National Lifeguard (NL–Pool), Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC), CPR-C, AED and Oxygen (O2). This course may not be separated into parts - participants must attend the entire recertification. Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.

National Lifeguard Course Original

The NL program develops basic lifeguarding skills,principles, and the decision-making process tohelp lifeguards evaluate and adapt to differentaquatic facilities and emergencies. It is a minimumrequirement to lifeguard in Alberta. Prerequisites:Bronze Cross and 16 years old.

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Original

The Bronze Medallion course 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, and defense-and-release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency...

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