Town of Wynyard

Pool Programs & Courses

Lifesaving and Leadership

2019 Lifesaving & Leadership Registration

Bronze Medallion

Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim. Learn more about Bronze Medallion!

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Bronze Cross

Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600 m swim. Learn more about Bronze Cross!

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion (need not be current).

National Lifeguard

National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.

The National Lifeguard training program is designed for lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding experts. Learn more about National Lifeguard!

Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.

Swim Instructor

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Learn more about Swim Instructor!

Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current).

Lifesaving Instructor

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Society’s lifesaving and first aid awards.

Current Lifesaving Instructors are certified to teach:

  • Canadian Swim Patrol Program
  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Wading Pool Attendant
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction

Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates in Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star and Lifesaving Fitness. Instructors evaluate some items in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Distinction, but only Examiners may certify candidates in these awards. Learn more about Lifesaving Instructor!

Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be current).

Summer Pool Programs

2019 Program Registration

Intro to Synchronized Swimming

Mondays/Wednesdays in July & August.
Registration is required for this program.

Junior Lifeguard Club

Tuesdays/Thursdays in July & August.
Registration is required for this program.

Aquafit Classes

Tuesdays/Thursdays in July & August.
No registration required – this is a drop-in program.

Lane Swimming

Daily starting in June.
No registration required – this is a drop-in program.