Aquatic Leadership Courses Winter 2019

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

As an Affiliate Member of the Lifesaving Society, the Acadia Pool is happy to provide a wide variety of aquatic leadership training! Courses we offer include: Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Swimming Instructor, Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor, Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard & Standard First Aid, Lifesaving Society Bronze Star, Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion, and Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross. 

Some programs may be cancelled due to insufficient registrants. The Acadia Box Office monitors registration levels prior to the start of programs to ensure quality programs are offered. A great course could be cancelled if there are not enough registrants. Register early to avoid program cancellation!

Lifesaving Society Bronze Star

  • $120
  • Dates
  • 100% attendance is required.
  • Prerequisite: None. Canadian Swim Patrol (Rookie, Ranger, Star) experience recommended.
  • Bronze Star provides excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor & Lifesaving Instructor Dual Course

  • $300 (includes textbook and materials)
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday January 18th, 19th, 20th and Friday, Saturday, & Sunday January 25th, 26th, 27th
  • Fridays 5pm – 9pm, Saturdays/Sundays 8am-5pm
  • 100% attendance required
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Bronze Cross, must be 16 years of age

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Through classroom learning and in-water practice, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods, learning strategies and activities, a variety of stroke and skill drills, effective correction techniques, and evaluation criteria. Practice teaching is emphasized throughout. Candidates learn to evaluate participants in Swim for Life and Swim Patrol program.

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate lifesaving skills. Through classroom learning and in-water practice, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods, learning strategies and activities, a variety of stroke and skill drills, effective correction techniques, and evaluation criteria. Practice teaching is emphasized throughout. Candidates learn to evaluate participants in Bronze Medal awards, Lifesaving Fitness, and basic first aid.

Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor

  • $150 (includes textbook and materials)
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday January 18th, 19th, 20th and Friday, Saturday, & Sunday January 25th, 26th, 27th
  • Fridays 5pm – 9pm, Saturdays/Sundays 8am-5pm
  • 100% attendance required
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Bronze Cross, must be 16 years of age

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate lifesaving skills. Through classroom learning and in-water practice, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods, learning strategies and activities, a variety of stroke and skill drills, effective correction techniques, and evaluation criteria. Practice teaching is emphasized throughout. Candidates learn to evaluate participants in Bronze Medal awards, Lifesaving Fitness, and basic first aid.