Aquatic Leadership Course Fees & Dates

Aquatic Leadership Courses Fall 2017

To register for courses, please contact the Box Office at 902-542-5500,, or visit the Box Office in person during open hours.


Bronze Medallion

  • $180
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday October 20th, 21st, and 22nd (Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)
  • 100% attendance is required
  • Prerequisites: Must be 13 years of age by examination date, or hold Bronze Star
  • BRONZE MEDALLION teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education -- judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn both tows and carries, and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex situations involving conscious and unconscious victims with an obstructed airway. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.
  • Every swimmer should earn the Bronze Medallion. It will open the door to lifeguarding and teaching in aquatics. Bronze Med. is required for all aquatic leadership positions.

Bronze Cross

  • $150 (additional $30 if you don’t have textbook from Bronze Medallion)
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday November 3rd, 4th, 5th (Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)
  • 100% attendance is required
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Medallion
  • You need Bronze Cross certification to become an assistant lifeguard. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training awards in lifeguarding and teaching.

National Lifeguard/Standard First Aid

  • $300 
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday November 24th, 25th, 26th and December 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)
  • 100% attendance is required
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Bronze Cross, must be 16 years of age
  • The National Lifeguard Service (NLS) course consists of a core course dealing with lifeguarding principles and techniques, together with environment-specific items leading to certification in one of the NLS options – Pool, Waterfront, Surf, or Waterpark. National Lifeguard training builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the lifesaving awards of the Society to develop the practical skills and knowledge required by lifeguards. Recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The National Lifeguard’s primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The National Lifeguard program is designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics. National Lifeguard training is designed to develop the basic lifeguarding skills, principles and decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to evaluate and adapt to different aquatic facilities and emergencies.