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Are you looking to complete the final steps towards becoming a certified lifeguard or swim instructor? Qualified aquatic personnel, especially lifeguards and swimming instructors, are frequently in high demand. Aquatic Leadership programs teach you teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, interpersonal and problem solving skills that will apply in all facets of your life.

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AL: Aquafit Instructor Certification

Candidates will be certified with WaterART Fitness International and qualified to conduct shallow and deep water aquafitness classes. Classroom and water sessions focus on developing skills in the areas of class management, basic water movement and variations, understanding the major muscle groups and their joint action and the designing of target training sets. Practical and written examinations will be incorporated into the course. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Registration fee includes: Comprehensive Manual with study guide questions, DVD001- the Art of Exercise Science, 40 hours (20 hours pool time), Certification Exam (theory & practical) online profile and certification diploma when successful with exams. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years and recommended Standard First Aid. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Aquafit Instructor Certification and Conference

Candidates will be certified with WaterART Fitness International and qualified to conduct shallow and deep water aquafitness classes. Classroom and water sessions focus on developing skills in the areas of class management, basic water movement and variations, understanding the major muscle groups and their joint action and the designing of target training sets. Practical and written examinations will be incorporated into the course. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Registration fee includes: Comprehensive Manual with study guide questions, DVD001- the Art of Exercise Science, 40 hours (20 hours pool time), Certification Exam (theory & practical) online profile and certification diploma when successful with exams. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years and recommended Standard First Aid. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Aquafit Instructor Recertification and Conference

Candidates will be certified with WaterART Fitness International and qualified to conduct classes in disciplines in which they have been trained and certified. These may include: Personal Training Specialist, Weight Management Consultant, Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist, Arthritis Instructor, Kids Instructor, Common Movement Disorders Instructor, Pre-Post Natal Instructor, Mind Body Instructor, Water Walking Instructor, Water Yoga Instructor or Water Tai Chi Instructor. Practical and written examinations will be incorporated into the course. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Prerequisites: Current Aqua fitness Instructor Certification and minimum age 16 years and current Standard First Aid. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Aquafit Specialty Instructor Certification

Candidates will be certified with WaterART Fitness International and qualified to conduct classes in disciplines in which they have been trained and certified. These may include: Personal Training Specialist, Weight Management Consultant, Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist, Arthritis Instructor, Kids Instructor, Common Movement Disorders Instructor, Pre-Post Natal Instructor, Mind Body Instructor, Water Walking Instructor, Water Yoga Instructor or Water Tai Chi Instructor. Practical and written examinations will be incorporated into the course. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Prerequisites: Current Aqua fitness Instructor Certification and minimum age 16 years and current Standard First Aid. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Bronze Cross Recertification

This rectification course offers Bronze Cross candidates who have and/or are about to expire from their two-year certification period, a chance to review and update their techniques to maintain current certification. Candidates are required to perform Bronze Cross standards in a practical examination component. Candidates must complete the 600m swim in 18 minutes or less, perform skills and rescues, and bring proof of original certification. Prerequisites: Bronze Cross If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: National Lifeguard Recertification: Pool

This program is designed to test the candidate's lifeguarding skills in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level in a pool setting. Candidates are required to bring their own whistle and proof of original certification. Prerequisites: National Lifeguard Pool certification. If you withdraw or transfer from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: National Lifeguard Recertification: Waterfront

This program is designed to test the candidate's lifeguarding skills in order to maintain current certification at the National Lifeguard level in a waterfront setting. Candidates are required to bring their own whistle and proof of original certification. Prerequisites: National Lifeguard Waterfront certification. If you withdraw or transfer from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: National Lifeguard: Pool

This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature, responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard in a pool setting. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Participants are taught advanced lifeguarding skills. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Candidates must bring proof of prerequiste awards. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 16 years and proof of Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid with CPR-C. SFA/CPR-C MUST be from one of the following recognized agencies: Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol. If you withdraw or transfer from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Standard First Aid (CPR C)

The 16-hour Standard First Aid course provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course is for those who want an in-depth understanding of first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ontario Health Regulation and is one of the prerequisites to NL. Prerequisites: None. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Standard First Aid (CPR C) Recertification

The 8-hour Standard First Aid recertification course provides a review of first aid and CPR skills. Practical skills will be assessed through scenarios and knowledge will be assessed with a written evaluation. Candidates should review the course content and practice their skills prior to the recertification course. Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Ontario Health Regulation to be valid for three years. Candidates must bring proof of original certification. Prerequisites: Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C (full course) done within the last three years. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Swim Inst./Lifesaving Inst./Emergency First Aid Inst.

Upon successful completion of this program, candidates will be able to instruct the Toronto Learn to Swim program including Guardian, Preschool, Super, Ultra Swim and the lifesaving awards of the Lifesaving Society. Time is devoted in both classroom and water sessions to developing skills in the areas of class management, teaching, evaluation, leadership, communication and administration. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Candidates must bring proof of prerequisite awards to the first class. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years (by the last day of the course) and Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard. Recommended: Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor Course. If you withdraw or transfer from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!

AL: Wading Pool Attendant and Standard First Aid (CPR C)

The Wading Pool Attendant award is designed to provide lifesavers the knowledge and skill to supervise a Wading Pool. In Ontario, a wading pool is a pool of water less than 0.75 metres (2 feet, 6 inches) in depth. This course includes Standard First Aid with CPR-C (unless otherwise noted). If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!