Pre-requisite: Must be 13 years old on the date of the exam, able to swim 100 meters
The bronze medallion course allows the candidates to acquire understanding of four basic components of rescue: judgment, knowledge, skills, and physical shape. They learn the techniques of towing and portage, defenses and release, to have the proper skills to rescue conscious and unconscious victims by taking more and more risks. The candidates develop a better swimming technique and improve their endurance.
The Bronze medallion course is mandatory for the Bronze cross certificate.
Required equipment: Canadian Manuel of Rescue, a pocket mask, a whistle and a yellow pair of gloves $1, paper and pencils; Canadian Manuel of first care recommended, a swimsuit and a towel. It is mandatory for all to wear a bathing cap.
Pre-requisites: A Bronze medallion certification up to date, a photocopy of your Medicare card and a photocopy of your bronze medallion at least by the 2nd course.
The bronze cross course addresses candidates looking for more training and wishing to acquire basic notions in surveillance of aquatic installations. They will discover the difference between the rescue and surveillance, the basic principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. The candidates will learn to carry and help a spinal cord victim and a cardiac arrest victim. The bronze cross course is a pre-requisite for the national lifeguard certification and for rescue instructor.
Required equipment: Canadian Manual of Rescue, a pocket mask, a whistle and a yellow pair of gloves $1, paper and pencil; Canadian Manuel of first care recommended, a swimsuit and a towel. It is mandatory for all to wear a bathing cap.
STANDARD FIRST AID (13 years old)
Pre-requisite: There is no pre-requisite, however the course is a pre-requisite for the national lifeguard course.
The standard first aid course will prepare the candidates to assume a role of medical participant during an emergency situation asking for particular notions of first aid. During the training they will among others, learn specific treatments to immobilize a wound while waiting for the emergency medical aid. The course will also prepare them to assume a role of prevention by teaching them to recognize quickly signs, abnormal symptoms, and to apply the necessary measures.
Required equipment: Canadian Manual of first aid, a pocket mask, a pair of gloves, paper and pencil.
NATIONAL LIFEGUARD (Pool option)
Pre-requisites: Must be 16 years old on the date of the exam, to hold a BRONZE CROSS certificate and an up to date first aid certificate. Photocopy of your Medicare card, bronze cross certificate and first aid certificate.
Recognized as performance standard of a lifeguard - in Canada, the NATIONAL LIFEGUARD course is designed to develop a understanding of the principles of supervision, good judgment, and a responsible attitude as for the role which the lifeguard accepts - rescuer in an aquatic building. The certificate aims at inculcate the principles and decision making of a rescue which will help the candidates to estimate and to adapt themselves to the diverse situations.
Required equipment: Manuel Alerte! The practice of the aquatic surveillance, Canadian Manuel of Rescue, a pocket mask, a whistle and a yellow pair of gloves $1, paper and pencil; Canadian Manuel of first care recommended, a swimsuit and a towel. It is mandatory for all to wear a bathing cap.
RECERTIFICATION NATIONAL LIFEGUARD
Attend a recertification course every 2 years
Length: 4 - 5 hours
RED CROSS PROGRAM
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Pre-requisites: Must be 15 years old, A Bronze cross certification up to date.
The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course prepares candidates to teach Red Cross Swim programs. It focuses on developing strokes, exercises and corrective strategies. Allows future Instructors to apply their teaching skills and knowledge. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop fitness activities, water safety techniques, and swimming skills through Red-Cross Preschool Swim, Red‑Cross Kids Swim, Red-Cross Swim for adults.
Course Components & Length
WSI—Skills Evaluation* – 3–6 hours
WSI—Online – 14–20 hours
WSI—Teaching Experience – minimum 8 hours
WSI—Theory and Pool – 9 hours Theory, 12 hours in pool.
Required equipment: Water Safety Instructor manual, a pocket mask, a whistle, paper and pencil, a swimsuit and a towel. It is mandatory for all to wear a bathing cap.
RECERTIFICATION WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
Attend a recertification course every 2 years (2 hours classroom, 2 hours pool).
Length: 4 - 5 hours
Session 1: December 10th-15th- 2019
Session 2: February 25th- March 1st, 2020
Session 1: October 24th-December 15th, 2019
Session 2: January 6th-March 1st, 2020
Session 3: March 9th-May 3rd, 2020
The Chateauguay leisure Passport is mandatory for anyone wishing to join any pool activities at the centre
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Saturday 7:00-4:00pm & Sunday: 7:00am-4:00pm
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September 3rd 2019- June 24th, 2020
Afternoons upon request ($)
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Aquatics: February 25th- March 1st.2020
* Online as of 9:00am, 10:00am at the Polydium front desk
session: March 8th-May 2nd 2020
Group fitness classes: March 23rd- April 5th, 2020