Lifeguard Courses

Lifeguard 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 Course, Bronze Cross Course, Water Safety Instructor Course, National Lifeguard Course

Lifeguard Courses

Bronze Medallion Course

Bronze medallion requirements

  • In order to become eligible to attend in a course, a participant must be at 13 years old or needs to have a 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 learn an understanding of the lifesaving principles which represents the 4 components of water-rescue education. These include judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. The course teaches lifeguards tows, carriers, defense methods and as well as releases. This helps them to prepare themselves for difficult situations, such as challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Bronze Medallion course is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario’s Recreational Camp Regulation 568.

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.

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

It takes an average of 18-20 hours to complete the course. Bronze Cross course is designed for lifeguards who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.

All advanced training programs such as National Lifeguard and Instructor certification requires a successful Bronze Cross certification. The course includes 600m swim and recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario Regulation 565 governing public swimming pools.

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.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Water Safety Instructor Course Requirements

  • The candidate must be 15 years old or older by the last day of the WSI – Classroom, and Pool. S\he must demonstrate an ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills, and hold one of the following certifications more.

Water Safety Instructor Course Overview

Water Safety Instructor Course prepares candidates to teach the Red Cross Swim programs. The course emphasizes strategies to lifeguards in order to introduce and develop fitness activities, skills, and water safety, and swimming skills in the Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, Red Cross Swim @ School, Red Cross Swim @ Camp, Red Cross Swim for Adults & Teens, and Red Cross Swim Adapted programs.

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.