Centre aquatique familial Aquadôme

Training

Training, recertification and renewal courses described below are offered at Complexe aquatique Michel-Leduc (Aquadôme).

 


 


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TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD (Lifesaving Society program)

 

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD (8 weeks)
Pre-requisite: you must know how to swim and be between 8 and 12 years of age.

Are you ready for more than just swimming lessons? This program is for you! Moreover, the Junior Lifeguard certificate remains valid for your entire life.

You'll learn the fun skills involved in lifesaving by completing three learning levels: Rookie, Ranger and Star. In the lessons, you'll improve your swimming technique, learn first aid and even carry out rescues.

The Junior Lifeguard program is the first step in becoming a professional lifeguard.

Items to bring with you: swimming goggles (a pocket mask may be required).


BRONZE STAR (8 weeks)
Pre-requisite: you must be able to swim 100 m.

This training is an initiation. It sill make you aware of your capacities to become a lifeguard. You'll also learn to solve a variety of problems and to make mature decisions. You'll develop self-rescue skills that will help you save your own life and you'll learn how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Items to bring with you: swimming goggles (a pocket mask may be required).


BRONZE MEDALLION (10 weeks)
Pre-requisite: you must be 13 years old at the time of the final exam OR hold a Bronze Star from the Lifesaving Society and be able to demonstrate the skills learned at the Red Cross Junior 10 level.

This training will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge to ensure the safety of swimmers in a public pool and then to intervene in an emergency situation, as part of your daily tasks. You'll develop the four basic components of lifesaving: judgment, knowledge, skills and physical fitness.

As a holder of a Bronze Medallion award, you'll be entitled to work as a lifeguard assistant in a pool (15 years old and older).

Items to bring with you: Canadian Lifesaving Manual; pocket mask obligatory


SPORTS CHALLENGE (DÉFI SPORTIF) (8 weeks)
Pre-requisite: be 13 years of age and hold the Bronze Medallion

This course is for perfecting the life-saving and swimming techniques learned in the Bronze Medallion course and in swimming lessons.
Items to bring with you: swimming goggles (a pocket mask may be required).
 

BRONZE CROSS (10 weeks)
Pre-requisite: you must hold a Bronze Medallion award from the Lifesaving Society.

This training will allow you to brush up your knowledge acquired in the previous level (Bronze Medallion) and which is needed to ensure the safety of swimmers in a public pool and then to intervene in an emergency situation as part of your daily tasks.

As a holder of a Bronze Cross award, you'll be entitled to work as a lifeguard assistant in a pool (15 years old and older) and on a beach (16 years old and older).

Items to bring with you: Canadian Lifesaving Manual; Canadian First Aid Manual; pocket mask


STANDARD FIRST AID/AED
Pre-requisite: you must be 14 years old.

Among other things, you'll learn how to provide specific treatments while waiting for pre-hospital medical aid, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to administer adrenalin with an auto-injector. You'll also be taught how to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms easily and be able to apply the necessary emergency measures.

Items to bring with you: Canadian First Aid Manuel; pocket mask; gloves; sports clothing; shoes; lunch


NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (10 weeks)
Pre-requisites: you must hold the Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid awards and be at least 16 years old at the time of the final exam.

You'll learn the basic principles of supervision in a variety of aquatic situations, such as: supervision (theory and practice); communications; taking charge of a victim; recognizing a potential victim.

This award will allow you to work as a lifeguard assistant once you are 16 years old, and as a lifeguard once you are 17 years old.

Items to bring with you: Canadian Lifesaving Manual; Canadian First Aid Manual; Alert: Lifeguarding in Action

 

TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR (Red Cross program)

 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Pre-requisites: you must be 15 years old and hold a Bronze Cross certification.

First evening session: evaluation of swimming styles.

First part (online course): modules on teaching, planning, communication, supervision and evaluation.

Second part: 10 to 12 hours in the pool as a trainee.

Third part: 20 to 24 hours of courses in the classroom and in the pool. Review of all elements previously covered online and as a trainee.

This certification will allow you to teach all the Red Cross Swim programs.

Items to bring with you: Water Safety Instructor Manual; Water Safety Instructor Workbook

Electronic certification
• Since the launch of the new My Red Cross portal on October 2, 2017, the Canadian Red Cross has been issuing all its program certificates electronically.

Change of procedure for the first renewal of ASI
• As of October 2, 2017, the validity period of the new Aquatic Safety Instructor (ASI) initial certificate will now be two years, during which time ASI will need to complete the three online professional development courses required to be eligible to apply. renew their MSA certificate.

RECERTIFICATION


NATIONAL LIFEGUARD
Information available at the Reception Desk
 

 

RENEWAL


WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Information available at the Reception Desk