AQUATIC ADVANCED LEADERSHIP 2020 Course Information
Why a Job in Aquatics? • Make a difference and potentially save a life by teaching swimming. • The best people skills are acquired when you interact daily with adults, children, seniors and special populations. • Keep your cool in any emergency because you will receive the best training and will practice with your co-workers to ensure you are ready for anything. • This job will prepare you for many careers: nursing, paramedic, doctor, teacher, recreation leadership, youth worker, etc. • A good reference can help you get to where you want to go and good job performance here is always something we like to brag about. How to Register All registrations must be done at the Customer Service Desk located at the Tillsonburg Community Centre: 45 Hardy Avenue Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 3W9 If you are out of town, please give us a call at 519-688-9011 and speak with one of our Customer Service Representatives who will assist you in completing your registration. Remember that all manuals are not included in the Course Price and must be purchased at the time of registration unless the candidate has a current manual already. For those candidates who were unsuccessful in the previous course, only the exam fees will be charged.
Employment With The Town of Tillsonburg To become a Lifeguard, Instructor, or Assistant Instructor with the Town of Tillsonburg, you will need the following certifications: Instructor - Swim and Lifesaving Instructor certification, Standard First Aid and National Lifeguard. Lifeguard - National Lifeguard and Standard First Aid certifications. Assistant Instructor - Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid and Assistant Swim Instructor certification. Recertification - Aquatic qualifications must be recertified in order to remain current. National Lifeguard - every two years Swim & Lifesaving Instructor - every two years Standard First Aid - every three years Please speak with a Program Coordinator for clarification.
Important First Aid Certification Information Holders of Standard First Aid certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate with the Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency or take a full course. In order to comply with WSIB regulations, individuals must alternate between full courses and recertification courses in order to renew their award. Course materials and schedules will be discussed on the first day. Bathing suits and towels will be needed for the water portions of courses. Other items you may be required to bring include: comfortable clothing, a whistle, notebook, pens, lunch and snacks and money. NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED. Aquatic Leadership Important Information Course Attendance: Please note that 100% attendance is required to complete any aquatic leadership course (lateness is equivalent to absence). Prerequisites: Original prerequisite certifications must be presented at the start of each course. Please consult the individual course descriptions to determine what is required. If your Standard First Aid is from another agency a photocopy of the certification must be submitted. Age Requirements: Candidates must turn the identified age prior to the last scheduled day of the course. Unsuccessful Completion of a Course: Many courses utilize continious evaluation. Unsuccessful candidates are required to retake the full course. However, candidates will only be charged the exam fees. What to Bring to a Course You will need to bring the original certification of the prerequisites required for the course. Be sure to consult individual course descriptions for prerequisites required.
Become a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor with the Town of Tillsonburg
Prerequisites: Bronze Star or minimum Age: 13 years and up
Teaches lifesavers of all ages how to respond in complex water rescue situations. Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards. Candidates must be able to complete a 500m swim (20 lengths) in 15 minutes or less. Emergency First Aid is included in this course and provides a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking, respiratory and circulatory emergencies such as heart attack and stroke, and how to deal with external bleeding. Successful candidates also receive an Emergency First Aid with CPR-B certification.
Duration: 20 hours of instruction Course Fee: $79.05 plus hst Exam Fee: $27.10 Manual Fee: $45.85 Manual: Bronze Medallion workbook and Canadian Lifesaving Manual Oct 7 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Oct 14 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Oct 21 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Oct 28 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Course Dates July 6 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM July 7 - 8:00 AM to 4:00PM July 8 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Course Dates Sept 16 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sept 23 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sept 30 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Course Dates Jan 17 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Jan 18 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Jan 25 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Course Dates Apr 17 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Apr 18 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Apr 19 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
BRONZE CROSS Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid
This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of specialized equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m swim (24 lengths) in 18 minutes or less. Bronze Cross is one of the prerequisites for training in the National Lifeguard (NL) program and Lifesaving Society Instructors certifications.
Course Dates Apr 24 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Apr 25 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Apr 26 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Course Dates Feb 7 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Feb 8 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Feb 22 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Course Dates Jul 8 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Jul 9 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Jul 10 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Course Dates Nov 4 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Nov 11 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Nov 18 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Nov 25 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dec 2 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dec 9 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dec 16 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Duration: 20 hrs of instruction Course Fee: $79.05 plus hst Exam Fee: $20.35 Manual Fee: $43.80 plus hst Manual Required: Canadian Lifesaving Manual
STANDARD FIRST AID with CPR-C & AED
Prerequisites: None This 16-hour Standard First Aid course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns and medical emergencies. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ontario Health Regulations. Standard First Aid is one of the prerequisites to National Lifeguard. Duration: 16 hours of instruction Course Fee: $100 plus hst Exam Fee: $20.15 Manual Fee: $13.90 plus hst Manual Required: Canadian First Aid Manual Course Dates Feb 4 & 6 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mar 14 & 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Apr 21 & 23 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM May 12 & 14 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Jun 16 & 18 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Important SFA Information Jul 14 & 16 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 18 & 20 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sep 8 & 10 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Oct 17 & 24 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Nov 24 & 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Holders of Standard First Aid certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate with a Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency or take a full course. In order to comply with WSIB regulations, Standard First Aid award holders may do their first recertification at a recertification course within three years of the original course. Thereafter, individuals must alternate between full courses and recertification course in order to renew their award.
STANDARD FIRST AID with CPR-C & AED RECERTIFICATION Prerequisites: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C (full course) done within the last three years. This 8-hour Standard First Aid recertification course provides a review of first aid and CPR skills. Practical skills will be assessed through scenarios and knowledge will be assessed with a written evaluation. Candidates should review the course content and practice their skills prior to the recertification course.
Duration: 8 hours of instruction Course Fee: $70.00 plus hst Exam Fee: $20.15 Manual Fee: $13.90 plus hst Manual Required: Canadian First Aid Manual
Course Dates Feb 6 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mar 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Apr 23 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM May 14 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Jun 18 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Jul 16 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Aug 20 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sep 10 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Oct 24 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Nov 26 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ASSISTANT SWIM INSTRUCTOR Lifesaving Society
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross Age: 14 years and up
Through classroom learning and in water practice, the Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to help certified instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching, as they master basic progressions of teaching. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are emphasized. Duration: 18 hours of instruction Course Fee: $67.40 plus hst Exam Fee: $29.35 Manual Fee: $5.10 plus hst Manual Required: Assistant Instructor Workbook Course Dates Feb 26 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mar 4 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mar 11 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Mar 25 - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Course Dates
Jul 20 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Jul 21 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Jul 22 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
SWIM INSTRUCTOR & LIFESAVING INSTRUCTOR Lifesaving Society
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross Age: 16 years and up
Upon successful completion of this dual award, candidates will be able to instruct the new Lifesaving Society’s Learn to Swim program consisting of Parent & Tot, Preschool and Swimmer age groups and Advanced lifesaving awards such as Swim Patrol, and the Bronze awards. In this, course time is devoted in both classroom and water sessions to developing skills in the areas of class management, teaching, evaluation, leadership, communication and administration. These awards remain current for two years from the date of certification. Candidates must bring proof of prerequisite awards to the first class. Duration: 40 hours of instruction Course Fee: $218.60 plus hst Exam Fee: $58.70 Manual Fee: $82.80 plus hst Manual Required: Lifesaving and Swim Instructor Combined Pack Course Dates Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Mar 16 - 8:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mar 17 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mar 18 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mar 19 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mar 20 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Course Dates Swim & Lifesaving Instructor Aug 10 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 11 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 12 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 13 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 14 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites: Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid Age: 16 years and up
The National Lifeguard certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications, and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Participants are taught advanced lifeguarding skills in a lecture format and are required to demonstrate competency in managing a variety of emergency situations within an aquatic environment. Successful completion of this course will certify the candidate in the only nationally recognized lifeguarding award. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification.
Course Dates Aug 24 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 25 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 26 - 8:00 AM to 4:00PM Aug 27 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Aug 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Course Dates May 8 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM May 9 - 10:00 AM to 6:00PM May 10 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM May 22 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM May 23 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM May 24- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Course Dates Dec 21 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dec 22 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dec 23 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dec 28 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dec 29 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Duration: 40 hours of instruction Course Fee: $218.60 plus hst Exam Fee: $33.50 Manual Fee: $43.80 plus hst Manual Required: Alert Lifeguarding in Action Optional Lifesaving Essentials Kit: $30.00 plus hst (includes fanny pack, pocket mask and a fox 40 whistle). Candidates will use all items for training.
NATIONAL LIFEGUARD - RECERTIFICATION
Prerequisites: National Lifeguard Certification Age: 16 years and up
The program is designed to test the candidate’s lifeguarding skills in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard Level. Candidates are required to bring their own whistle and proof of original certification.
Duration: 5 hours of instruction Course Fee: $52.00 plus hst Exam Fee: $33.50 Manual Fee: $43.80 plus hst Manual Required: Alert Lifeguarding in Action Optional Lifesaving Essentials Kit: $30.00 plus hst (includes fanny pack, pocket mask and a fox 40 whistle). Candidates must bring a Pocket Mask and Whistle.
Course Dates May 24 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Aug 28 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dec 29 - 11:00 AM to 4:00PM
Checking Current Qualifications and Awards
Misplaced your certification card or not sure of your current qualifications or awards? 1. To check and print out your certifications, please visit www.lifesavingsociety.com 2. Click on “Find a Member” on the right navigation bar. 3. Fill in your membership number 4. Uncheck “Current Only” box and click on “Get Certifications”. You can find your membership number on the bottom of any certification card from the Lifesaving Society.
ABOUT THE LIFESAVING SOCIETY
As Canada’s Lifeguarding Experts, we set the standards for water safety in Canada. We work to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart public education, water incident rescuer, aquatic safety management, and lifesaving sport. We are a national, volunteer organization and registered charity composed of 10 provincial/ territorial branches, tens of thousands of individual members, and over 4,000 affiliated swimming pools, waterfronts, schools and clubs.
We are a leader and partner in the delivery of water safety education throughout Canada and around the world. The Society operates globally in over 25 countries. We represent Canada internationally in the Commonwealth Royal Life Saving Society and we are Canada’s Full Member in the International Life Saving Federation. The World Health Organization recognizes ILS as the world authority in the global effort to prevent drowning. The Lifesaving Society takes lead responsibility for drowning prevention in Canada.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10
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