(completion of Swim Patrol recommended)
Bronze Star is the pre-bronze medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Participants will learn CPR and develop Water Smart, confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be a lifeguard.
Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid
(13+ years or Bronze Star) (+ First Aid Manual)
Bronze Medallion is the next step in becoming a certified lifeguard. The course includes First Aid skills, water rescue situations and swim endurance activities. The Emergency First Aid with CPR-B component enhances the knowledge of first aid situations and treatments. Candidates must have successfully completed Bronze Star or be 13 years of age by the exam date. 100% attendance is mandatory.
Bronze Cross is advanced Lifesaving Society course designed to prepare candidates to be lifesavers. Completion of this course prepares candidates to take the National Lifeguard Course. Candidates must have completed Bronze Medallion and Emergency or Standard First Aid.
National Lifeguard Certification
(16 years +)
At the completion of this 40 hours course, the successful candidate will be certified as a National Lifeguard and will be able to guard at any pool setting. Take-home assignments and a written and practical exam will also be required. Candidates must be 16 years of age (by exam date) and have a current Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certificate. 100% attendance is required.
(16 years +)
The NLS course must be re-certified every two years from the last certification date. Please register early as classes fill up quickly! Bring your NLS certification card to the class. This re-exam involves lifeguarding skills, first aid and rescue situations.
Lifesaving & Swim Instructors Course
(16 years +)
This 40-hour course is the last step in becoming a certified Lifesaving instructor. At the completion of this course, candidates will be able to teach the Lifesaving Learn to Swim program as well as the Bronze cluster awards. Candidates must be 16 years of age by the last day of the course and have a current Bronze Cross or NLS Award. 100% attendance is mandatory.
LSS Standard First Aid & CPR-C
(10 years +) $129 + supplies
This course provides a certification in First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. The 16-hour course outlines how to deal with wounds, poisoning, head injuries, bone and joint injuries, heart attacks and strokes. Candidates will also learn 2-man CPR for infants, children and adults. This course is designed for professional rescuers, health care workers and lifeguards.
LSS Standard First Aid Re-Certification
(10 years +) $91 + supplies
This course will review CPR as well as severe injuries including bleeding, broken bones, joints, head and neck injuries etc. Please review the manual before attending. Re-certification is required every 2 years.
National Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Courses
To Register or for more information please call the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara at 905-357-2444.