Bronze Medallion is an award course that is perfect for individuals seeking to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a lifeguard or pursue a career in aquatic safety. This certification teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. The Bronze Medallion course is largely recognized and is a prerequisite for many advanced courses in aquatic safety.
The Bronze Cross Award is designed for lifesavers that want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. This course builds on the foundational skills developed in the Bronze Medallion. Participants will learn how to effectively manage emergency situations in a variety of aquatic environments, including lakes, rivers, and oceans.
National Lifeguard Award
Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, National Lifeguard (NL) certification training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The primary role of the NL lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and the timely and effective resolution of emergencies. The NL certification prepares lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.
This National Search and Rescue Secretariat approved Boat Rescue Clinic provides candidates with lifesaving knowledge and rescue skills for those engaged in small craft activities (motorized and non-motorized). The Boat Rescue course is designed for those who are already skilled in handling their craft.
Boat Rescue for First Responders
Our National Search and Rescue Secretariat approved Boat Rescue for First Responders program prepares rescuers to play a leadership role in a boating emergency. Candidates acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to prevent and respond to boat-assisted and boat-based rescues. This boating course is compliant with the NFPA 1670 Standard for Operations in open water rescue incidents.