Aquatic Leadership Course Fees & Dates

Aquatic Leadership Courses Winter 2018

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


National Lifeguard/Standard First Aid Recertification

  • $90
  • Sunday, February 11th 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Meet at 5:00pm in the Wolfville Room (in the Acadia Athletics Complex)
  • Come prepared to get in the pool!

Bronze Medallion

  • $180
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday February 9th, 10th, & 11th (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 the textbook from Bronze Medallion)
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday March 9th, 10th, & 11th (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.