Leadership

Sport and Wellness offers leadership courses to further your training and career in aquatics. Bronze Medals, National Lifeguard program, Lifesaving instructor and First Aid courses are some of the offerings available. Successful completion of leadership programs requires attendance of all classes. No late registrations.

Registration for Spring/ Summer Classes is open, register now!

Aquatic Training- AFLCA Certification

AFLCA Exercise Theory

Exercise Theory covers the basic fitness principles and a variety of activity experiences. Course topics include: anatomy, physiology, movement mechanics, training and conditioning, nutrition, leadership and health and fitness. The Exercise Theory course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. All courses cover the same information even if they are scheduled differently.

Code  Days  Times Dates Price
91663 Thu, Fri,
Sat & Sun
5-9p.m.
9 a.m.- 5p.m.
Mar 23-26
 
$250

AFLCA Aquatic Exercise

Aquatic Exercise Specialization covers topics specific to leading classes in water. Topics covered include: use of equipment, pool organization, principles of water, effects on body movement, safety in the water environment, use of music, and special populations.

Code  Days  Times Dates Price
91664 Fri,
Sat & Sun
5-9p.m.
9 a.m.- 5p.m..
Mar 31- Apr 2
 
$240


Bronze Medallion/ Bronze Cross

In this combined course, you will develop an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. 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 is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. This course includes CPR C certification.
Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years of age.

Spring/ Summer Classes

Code  Days  Times Dates Price
91294 Fri,
Sat & Sun
5-9p.m.
9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Apr 21-23
 
P-$270
M/S- $240

P- Public M- Member S- Student

First Aid Training

Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid 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. Includes CPR-C and AED certification. Lifesaving Standard First Aid is a Government of Alberta OH & S workplace approved training program.

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
90268 Sat & Sun 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Apr 29-30 P- $160
M/S- $130

P- Public M- Member S- Student

First Aid Instructor Course

Lifesaving First Aid Instructor/Examiner course prepares instructors to teach and evaluate first aid skills. Lifesaving First Aid Instructors/Examiners deliver the Society’s Emergency First Aid (EFA), Standard First Aid (SFA), Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC), CPR, CPR-HCP, Oxygen Administration (02) and AED courses.

Prerequisites:
Approved Application, Lifesaving Instructor and Lifesaving Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care. If you do not hold Lifesaving First Aid but hold Standard First Aid from another approved provider, Lifesaving First Aid may be acquired during the course delivery.

Note: Candidates who hold the AEC candidate level award prior to successfully completing the First Aid instructors course are eligible to deliver both SFA and AEC. Candidates who DO NOT hold the AEC award but who would like to deliver AEC must c omplete the following:

  1. Complete the AEC candidate level award
  2. Be approved to co-teach by completing an Application to do a Practicum
  3. Deliver a minimum of 50% of the course material
  4. Complete your practicum by submitting the Monitoring Form

Spring/ Summer Classes

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
91514 Sat & Sun 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Aug 19-20
 
$231

P- Public M- Member S- Student

Lifeguard Training/ First Aid Training

National Lifeguard: Pool/ Standard First Aid/ Oxygen Administration Recertification Course

Prerequisites: National Lifeguard (need not be current) and Gov’t of Alberta OH&S Approved Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care (MUST be current).

Code Day  Time  Date Price
90163 Sun 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Apr 22 $95
91311 Sat 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Jun 10 $95

Swim for Life/ Lifesaving Instructor Course

Swim for Life™ Instructor/ Lifesaving Instructor Combined

This course includes both instructor courses described below. For certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and CPR Instructor.

Prerequisites:
16 years of age and current Bronze Cross or higher.

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
91371 Fri
Sat
Sun
6- 9 p.m.
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
May 26-28 &
June 2-4
P-$400
M/ S-$350

Swim for Life™ Instructor

This program focuses on preparing the instructor to teach and evaluate the Swim for Life™ and Canadian Swim Patrol programs, including basic movement and swimming skills, strokes, and fitness. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching and acquire proven teaching methods, a variety of skill and stroke development drills and correction techniques.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age and current Bronze Cross or higher.

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
91372 Fri
Sat
Sun
6- 9 p.m.
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
May 26-28 &
June 2-4
P-$280
M/ S-$252

 Lifesaving Instructor

With this program you will be trained to teach and evaluate Canadian Swim Patrol Program, as well as the Bronze Medals and Distinction certifications. You will be trained in various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation. Lifesaving Instructor certification is the prerequisite for all Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Certification in Alberta & NW Territories includes Advanced Instructor, Examination Standards Clinic, and Lifesaving CPR Instructor/Examiner certifications.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age and current Bronze Cross or higher.

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
91373 Fri
Sat
Sun
6- 9 p.m.
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
May 26-28 &
June 2-4
P-$300
M/ S-$270

 Swim for Life™/Lifesaving Instructor Recertification Course

This course includes both instructor courses described below. Certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and CPR Instructor is obtained by successfully completing the course.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age and current Bronze Cross or higher.

Code  Days  Times  Dates Price
90223 Sat 12- 5 p.m. Apr 8 $95
P- Public M-Member S-Student

Zero to Hero

Combination of the Bronze Medallion/Cross, Aquatic Emergency Care, and the National Lifeguard/Oxygen Administration Courses. See appropriate links above for course descriptions, dates and times.

Code Price
91564 P-$680
91565 M/ S-$600

Zero to Superhero

Combination of the Bronze Medallion/ Cross, Aquatic Emergency Care, the National Lifeguard/Oxygen Administration, and Swim Instructor/Lifesaving Instructor Courses. See appropriate links above for course descriptions, dates and times.

Code Price
91566 P-$975
91567 M/ S-$875

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