Aquatic Leadership

Aquatic Leadership

Shearwater Fitness and Sports Centre is pleased to provide a variety of aquatic leadership training! Please find below details regarding the courses that we are able to offer.


 

Bronze Star

 
Dates:
February 23rd & 24th  and March 2nd & 3rd from 2:00-5:00pm
Offered over a 2 week period on both Saturday and Sunday for 3 hours with rest breaks (4 classes).
 
This course is 10-12 hours for youth age 9-13 years old.
 
Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
 
Prerequisite: None, swimming lesson experience recommended.
 
Evaluation & Certification: this course is evaluated by the instructor. 100% attendance is required.
 
Cost:
Regular: $65.00 + HST
Ordinary: $80.00 + HST
Associate: $95.00 + HST
 

 

Bronze Medallion

 
Dates:
March 15th, 16th, & 17th
Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday 9:00-5:00pm

This course is 18-20 hours for ages 13 years and up, or for those who have successful completed of Bronze Star.
 
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.
 
Prerequisite: This course is 18-20 hours for ages 13 years and up, or for those who have successfully completed Bronze Star.

Evaluation & certification: Many of the skills in this course are instructor evaluated, but only certified examiners are able to certify candidates. 100% attendance is required.
 
Cost:
Regular: $80.00 + HST
Ordinary: $95.00 + HST
Associate: $105.00 + HST
 


Bronze Cross

 

Dates:
March 29th, 30th, 31st
Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday 9:00-5:00pm
 
This course is 18-20 hours for those who have successfully completed Bronze Medallion.
 
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 and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600 m swim.
 
Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications
 
Evaluation & certification:  Many of the skills in this course are instructor evaluated, but only certified examiners are able to certify candidates. 100% attendance is required.
 
Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Or must be purchased separately.
 
Cost:
Regular: $80.00 + HST
Ordinary: $95.00 + HST
Associate: $105.00 + HST