Advanced Aquatics

*NOTE* Prerequisites must be obtained before the start of the course*

Bronze Star

Bronze Star is designed to deliver high performance training for skilled pre-teens. Participants develop problem-solving and decision- making skills individually and with partners. They also learn CPR and develop confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. No exam in this course.

Winter: Sunday 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
 January 6 – March 3 • 8 Weeks
No class: February 17

Spring: Sunday 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
March 31 – June 16 • 9 weeks
No class: Apr 21, May 19, Jun 9

Summer: Monday-Friday
10 am-12:30 pm • 1 week
August 19–August 23

Prerequisite: Suggested 11 years old, Canadian Lifesaving Manual
$100 − Minimum 6 participants to run the course

The Soloway JCC Aquatics Department is committed to ensuring the success of all our participants. If you sign up for Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or NLS and do not complete the course, we will permit you to retake the course for half the cost. Please contact Aquatics Manager, Jordan Masson for more information.


Bronze Medallion/Emergency First Aid

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education — judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation on for challenging rescues of increased risk. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a med swim. Exam day on last class.

Winter: Sunday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
January 6 – March 3 • 8 Weeks
No class: February 17

Spring: Sunday 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
March 31 – June 16 • 9 weeks
No class: Apr 21, May 19, Jun 9

Summer: Monday-Friday 11:00 am-5:00 pm • 1 week
August 19- August 23

*Mandatory Prerequisite: 13 years, or Bronze Star, Canadian Lifesaving manual
$145 − Minimum 6 participants to run the course


Bronze Cross

Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of advanced training including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, and teamwork. Exam day of last class.

Winter: Sunday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
January 6 – March 3 • 8 Weeks
No class: February 17

Spring: Sunday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March 31 – June 16 • 9 weeks
No class: Apr 21, May 19, Jun 9

Summer: Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm • 1 week
August 19- August 23

*Mandatory Prerequisite: 13 years, Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid, Canadian Lifesaving Manual
$120 − Minimum 6 participants to run the course


NLS

Recognized as the standard of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard Service Award is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment and a mature and responsible attitude towards the role of a lifeguard. Exclusive to the SJCC; we offer additional training on dealing with religious gender issues during public supervision, intervention and first aid. Exam at last class.

Winter: Sunday 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
January 6 – March 3 • 8 Weeks
No class: February 17

Spring: Sunday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
March 31 – June 16 • 9 weeks
No class: Apr 21, May 19, Jun 9

Summer: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
August 19- August 23 • 1 week

*Mandatory Prerequisite: 16 years, Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid & CPR “C”, Alert Manual, Canadian Lifesaving Manual
$175 − Minimum 6 participants to run the course

The SJCC Aquatics department is committed to ensuring the success of all participants. When you sign up for Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or NLS, and do not complete the course, you will be permitted to retake the course for half the original cost.Please contact the Aquatics Manager, Jordan Masson for more details.

Manuals can be purchased at the Pool Office.

Canadian Lifesaving Manual                                      $45
Alert Lifeguarding Manual                                          $45

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