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All courses have a registration deadline of 48 hours before the course is scheduled to begin.
Candidates cannot withdraw from the course after the registration deadline.
Courses must have a minimum of 4 candidates to run.

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JR LIFEGUARDS CLUB

AQ Jr Lifeguards
Jr Lifeguards Nippers (Under 12 years old)
Nippers are the kids nipping at the heels of their local idols, and want to do the cool lifeguard thing. This program is for kids aged 8-12 who have a strong swimming background and want to learn new lifesaving and lifesaving sport related skills. The program has no set criteria for evaluation, instead a waterlog is used to track participants personal bests and show their progress with skills. Skills include, swimming strokes, general first aid and rescue knowledge. water safety, team building, basic teaching principles, and physical strength. Many kids come back for multiple sessions to stay involved with their friends and continually get stronger in the water.

Members:$65
Non-Members: $72


Thursdays May 9 to June 22, 2024
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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AQ Jr Lifeguards
Jr Lifeguards Gromms  (12 years old & Older*)
Gromms are the up and comers, the soon to be the real deal, and in the lifesaving world these are the kids working on their path to be a lifeguard. This program is for kids aged 12-15 with a strong swimming background and either Bronze experience or previous junior guard experience. The Gromms work the same as the nippers with a log book tracking personal bests. This program gives the kids a bit more responsibility with a more communal teaching environment, long time kids helping newcomers, passing on skills and sharing knowledge. There are also opportunities with this program for shadow guarding and teaching with facility staff to learn more about the role lifeguards have on the pool deck beyond watching people swim.

Members:$65
Non-Members: $72

*participants who are under the age of twelve may register for this program with the approval of the instructor. Contact the Aquatics and Youth Programming Supervisor at jphillips@therecc.ca for further inquiries.

Thursdays May 9 to June 22, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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AQ Bronze Star

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport.

Prerequisite:
Swimmer 7- 9 and minimum of age 10+ is recommended
Members $99 +Tax, Non-Members $110 +Tax *includes books


July 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
9-11:30am 

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AQ Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Prerequisite: Bronze Star OR 13+ years of age
Members $121.50 +Tax, Non-Members $135 +Tax *Books not included

*Bronze Medallion and Cross have mandatory candidate materials: The Canadian Lifesaving Manual and the Canadian Lifesaving First Aid Manual. These books could be borrowed from siblings, friends, or can be purchased at the Welcome Desk. These are also the same materials that are provided with Bronze Star.


July 17th - 20th
July 24th - 27th 
9am-12pm 

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AQ emergency first aid

Beginner Workplace First Aid is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. 

Skills include:  victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke, wounds and burns. 
Includes CPR-C Certification.
Members $76.50+Tax, Non-Members $85+Tax  *Books not included
YOUTH/ADULTS (13+)


Beginner Workplace First Aid is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. 
Skills include:  victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke, wounds and burns. 
Includes CPR-C Certification.
Members $52.50+Tax, Non-Members $64+Tax (includes books)
YOUTH/ADULTS (13+)


(1-day course)
Date: TBD

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BEGINNER WORKPLACE FIRST AID + CPR C + AED RECERTIFICATION (4-hour course)
Date: TBD

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AQ standard first aid

Intermediate Workplace First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR.  Incorporating all of Beginner Workplace First Aid, the course is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including:  legal implication of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.  Includes CPR-C Certification.
Members $108+Tax, Non-Members $120+Tax **includes books
YOUTH/ADULTS (13+)

Intermediate Workplace First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR.  Incorporating all of Beginner Workplace First Aid, the course is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including:  legal implication of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.  Includes CPR-C Certification.
Members $76.50 +Tax, Non-Members $85 +Tax (includes books)
YOUTH/ADULTS (13+)


INTERMEDIATE WORKPLACE FIRST AID + CPR C + AED 
(2-day course)
Date: TBD

INTERMEDIATE WORKPLACE FIRST AID + CPR C + AED RECERTIFICATION (1-day course)
Date: TBD

AQ Bronze Cross

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisite:
 Bronze Medallion
Members $153 +Tax, Non-Members $170 +Tax *Books not included
YOUTH/ADULTS (13+)
For lifeguard course: new minimum age is 15

BRONZE CROSS/INTERMEDIATE WORKPLACE FIRST AID with CPR-C + AED

July 31st - August 4th
August 8th - 11th 
9am - 1pm

AQ National Life Guard

Recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard 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 National Lifeguard’s primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies.

Prerequisite: Must be 15 years old by course end date, and have proof of completion of Bronze Cross with IWFA

Members $231.50 +Tax, Non-Members $255 +Tax **includes books
YOUTH/ADULTS (15+)
Potential Candidates who have successfully completed Bronze Cross without Intermediate Workplace First Aid can contact Joanna at jphillips@therecc.ca for more information on how to obtain Standard First Aid prior to the course start date.


NATIONAL LIFEGUARD
February 2, 2024  - 4 pm - 8:30 pm
February 3 & 4, 2024 - 10 am - 6 pm
February 9, 2024 - 4 pm - 8:30 pm
February 10 & 11, 2024 - 10 am - 6 pm

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AQ NLG RECERT NLG Recert

Recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard 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 National Lifeguard’s primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies.
*Recertification every 2 years
Prerequisite: must provide most recent copy of National Lifeguard-Pool certification. (Need not be current a certification)
Members $84.50 +Tax, Non-members $98.00 +Tax *Books not included
YOUTH/ADULTS (15+)

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION
TBD

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AQ Swim for Life

In this course, candidates will become certified to teach the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program. This is the certification required to teach swimming lessons at most aquatic facilities. Candidates will learn the required skills to teach all ages, and gain a thorough understanding of how to move in the water for the purpose of teaching swimming lessons.

Note: Practice teaching hours may be required outside of course time in order to complete certification.

Prerequisite: Candidates must provide proof of Bronze Cross certification and be 15 years old before the end of the course.
Members $157.50 + Tax, Non-Members $175 + Tax

Note: 
Practice teaching hours may be required outside of course time in order to complete certification.

SWIM FOR LIFE INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 9 am to 5 pm
Friday, January 5, 2024 - 4 pm - 8 pm*
Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 9 am - 5 pm

*This portion will be completed independently, and will not require in person attendance. Instructor will be available during this time to answer questions. All information regarding course assignment will be given on Tuesday January 2nd. Assignment must be completed prior to January 7th.



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AQX INSTRUCTOR COURSE FALL 2023


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This is a hybrid course for anyone interested in
becoming a certified aqua fitness instructor.
The 20 hour online course is complimented by
20 hours of onsite practical skills training.
Certification is earned by 100% attendance and
active participation in the on-site practical
course, as well as 100% completion of the
online leadership course. Online theory quizzes
are included in the course (80% pass). Practice
teaching with your AQX Mentor, and successful completion of a practical teaching assessment
completes your AQX certification.

1 year certification. 

Prerequisite: Completion of the online learning is prerequisite to the in person training beginning on Wednesday, Nov 1. Minimum 16 year old. 

Cost for RECC staff: $210 + HST per Participant (includes the prerequisite online course, mentorship
and practical assessment)

Cost for AQX Subscribers who do not work at RECC:
$340 per participant

Cost for learners who do not work with RECC or an AQX Subscriber
$340 + HST + online course purchase ($357.77 includes tax).
AQX Instructor Course Fall 2023
w/ Instructor trainer Sylvie Poulot

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