Leadership Courses

Leadership Courses Overview

Bronze Medallion program (18-20 hours), which is one of Aquastream’s lifeguard courses, teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Each course has its own lifeguard requirements and principles.

Lifeguards develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim. Bronze Medallion is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario’s Recreational Camp Regulation 568. You can find more information about the lifeguard courses delivered by Aquastream Swim School: Bronze Medallion , Bronze Cross Course, Swim Instructor Course.

Bronze Medallion Course

Bronze medallion requirements

  • In order to become eligible to attend a course, a participant must be 13 years old or have bronze star certification. There is no requirement for a bronze medallion course to hold a current certification.

Bronze medallion course overview:

The duration of the course takes approximately 18-20 hours to complete. During the course, candidates understand the lifesaving principles that represent the four components of water-rescue education. These include judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. In addition, the course teaches lifeguards tows, carriers, defence methods, and releases. This helps them prepare themselves for difficult situations, such as challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious victims suffering from various injuries.

Candidate Recognition

  • Bronze Medallion medal
  • Bronze Medallion Award crest
  • Bronze Medallion Certification card

Prerequisites

15 years or older by the last day of the WSI – Classroom and Pool, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or equivalent (Bronze Cross certification is the required prerequisite in Quebec).

Candidate Recognition

  • Bronze Cross medal
  • Bronze Cross Award crest
  • Certification card.

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Bronze Cross Course

Bronze Cross Requirements

  • In order to become eligible to attend in a course, candidates must have a Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications. There is no requirement for a bronze cross course to hold a current certification.

Bronze Cross Course Overview

The Bronze Cross course is a part of the Lifesaving Courses offered by Aquastream. This course takes an average of 20 hours and teaches lifesavers the challenge of more advanced training. The training also includes an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. This course is a prerequisite for the advanced leadership courses such as National Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certification. The course includes the following: general knowledge and understanding of the Lifesaving Society, improved communication skills, CPR, spinal injury treatment, a timed distance swim of 400 meters, as well as three rescues swimming lessons.

Candidate Recognition

  • Bronze Cross medal
  • Bronze Cross Award crest
  • Bronze Cross Certification card.

Prerequisites

15 years or older by the last day of the WSI – Classroom and Pool, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or equivalent (Bronze Cross certification is the required prerequisite in Quebec).

Candidate Recognition

  • Bronze Cross medal
  • Bronze Cross Award crest
  • Certification card.

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Swim Instructor Course

Swim Instructor Course Prerequisites

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Bronze Cross certification (need not be current)

Swim Instructor Course Overview

Swim Instructor Course prepares candidates to teach swimming strokes and related water skills to future swimmers. This program allows candidates to understand lesson planning, various teaching methods, and planning skills. By the end of this program, candidates should have a solid understanding of how to take a swimmer from the beginner level and help them become advanced through progression and swimming drills.

Candidate Awards

  • Bronze Cross medal
  • Bronze Cross Award crest
  • Bronze Cross Certification card.

Prerequisites

15 years or older by the last day of the WSI – Classroom and Pool, ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid or equivalent (Bronze Cross certification is the required prerequisite in Quebec).

Candidate Recognition

  • Bronze Cross medal
  • Bronze Cross Award crest
  • Certification card.

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