Courses

Bronze Star Course

Bronze Star will help prepare skilled swimmers for success in Bronze Medallion. Here you will develop problem-solving skills as individuals and with partners.

Dates:

Session 1

  • Friday October 22nd 4:30pm-8:30pm

Session 2

  • Saturday October 23rd 9:30am-5:30pm. 

 

Ages 10-13 years 

Members $80.00 

Non-Members $90.00 

 

Registration Opens: October 5 and Closes October 20th 

Register Online  http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ssymca/Activity_Search/299

Register In Person at the Membership Sales and Services Desk.

Proof of Vaccination required for participants 12 years of age and older.

Please pack swimwear as participants will be going into the pool on both days and will need to pack a lunch on Saturday as it is a full day on Saturday.

Attendance is mandatory.

Notes: Please make sure you have your mask, goggles, snacks, water, a long sleeve shirt and a pair of pants. 


Bronze Medallion Course with Emergency First Aid

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Dates:

  • Saturday, November 6th, 9:30-5:30pm
  • Sunday, November 7th, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 13th, 9:30-5:30pm
  • Sunday November 14, 9:00am-5:00pm 

Members $205.00 

Non-Members $235.00 

Registration Opens: October 13 and Closes November 2nd  

Register Online  http://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/ssymca/Activity_Search/300

Register In Person at the Membership Sales and Services Desk.

Proof of Vaccination required for participants 12 years of age and older.

Please pack swimwear as participants will be going into the pool on both days and will need to pack a lunch on Saturday and Sunday as it is a full day 

Attendance is mandatory.

Notes: Please make sure you have your mask, goggles, snacks, water, swimsuit & pen.


Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. 

National Lifeguard certification is the industry standard for professional lifeguards in Canada. NL guards are water rescue professionals trained in emergency care. They prevent accidents. They are trained to spot potential trouble and intervene before it becomes life-threatening. They identify hazards and determine safe practices. They educate the public about the hazards and risks associated with aquatic activities and how to be Water Smart.

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR-C (incl. infant, child and adult) and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid. The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board recognizes Rescue 7’s Standard & Emergency First Aid programs. Ap