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Swim lessons and lifesaving society courses

Spring 2022 Swim Lessons

Registration for the winter term of our children’s swim lesson program will open Saturday, April 9 at 2 PM. Registration is available online, over the phone (453-4579), or in person at the Membership Services Desk of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER.

At this time group lessons and limited private lessons will be offered. Lessons will be held over 8 weeks from May 7 – June 25 at the Sir Max Aitken Pool in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium. 

If you're not sure which class your child should take, see the swimming lesson conversion chart.

Please note: Masks are required in our facilities and on the pool deck.

Lifesaving Society Courses

Bronze Medallion

Prerequisite: 13 years old or completion of Bronze Star certification

Individuals who have successfully completed level 10 and who are 13+ years old can begin training to become a lifeguard. 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 tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues. 

Bronze Cross

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion + Emergency or Workplace Standard First Aid certification. 

Bronze Cross prepares lifesavers for the safety supervision role and responsibilities of assistant lifeguards in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. 

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