Aquatic Leadership - CKW YMCA

Aquatic Leadership

Swim. Teach. Save Lives.

Please register for all courses a minimum of 7 days in advance of the start date. Courses that do not have sufficient registration one week before the start date are subject to cancellation, with full refund to participants. Participants who choose to un-enroll in a course 2 weeks or more prior to a course will be issued a full refund. Participants who choose to un-enroll 2 weeks or less before the start of the course, or who do not have the appropriate pre-requisites at the start of the course, will not be refunded

ALL LEADERSHIP COURSES REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO ATTEND 100% OF THE COURSE DATES AND TIMES.

Lifesaving Society Bronze Star

Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim. 

Prerequisite: None (Recommended 10 years of age and/or complete Star 7)

Members: $89.25

Non-Members $105.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

Winter 2020:

Monday 7:00-8:30pm

January 6th – March 11th

No Class Monday February 17th (Family Day)

 

Spring 2020:

Monday 7:00-8:30pm

March 23rd – May 25th

No Class April 13th (Easter) and May 18th (Victoria Day)

 

Summer 2020:

Monday 7:00-8:45pm

July 6th – August 28th

No Class August 3rd (Civic Holiday)

 

Fall 2020: 

Monday 7:00-8:30pm

September 21st - November 26th

No class October 12th (Thanksgiving)

 

Winter 2020:

Thursday 7:15pm-8:45pm

January 9th – February 27th 

 

 

Spring 2020:

Thursday 7:15pm-8:45pm

March 26th – May 14th 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2020:

Thursday 7:15pm-8:45pm

July 9th – August 27th 2020

 

 

Fall 2020:

Thursday 7:15pm-8:45pm

September 17th – November 5th

 

Winter 2020:

Tuesday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

January 7th- February 25th

 

 

Spring 2020:

Tuesday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

March 24th- May 12th

 

 

Summer 2020:

Crash Course

Monday-Friday

10:00am-12:30pm

July 6th-10th 2019 

 

Fall 2020:

Tuesday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

September 15th – November 3rd

 

Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B

This program 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 of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.

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

 Members:  $221.00

Non-Members:  $260.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes Manual, Exam fees, and CPR Pocket Mask. 

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

 

Winter 2020:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

January 6th – March 9th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

 Spring 2020:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

March 18th – May 13th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

 

 

Summer 2020:

Wednesday 6:30-10:00pm

July 8th – August 26th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

Fall 2020:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

September 21st - November 23rd

No class October 12th (Thanksgiving)

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2020: 

No program

 

 

 

 

Spring 2020:

Sundays 3:45pm-7:45pm

Sunday March 29th – May 24th 

No class April 12 – Easter Sunday

No class May 17th - Victoria Day Weekend

 

 

Summer 2020:

No program

 

 

 

 

Fall 2020:

Sundays 4:15pm-7:45pm

September 20th – November 22nd 

No class October 11th – Thanksgiving Weekend

 

 

Winter 2020:

Wednesdays 4:30-8:00pm

January 8th- February 26th

 

 March Break Crash Course:

2:00pm-8:00pm

March 16th-March 20th 2020

 

Spring 2020:

Fridays 4:30-8:00pm

March 27th- May 22nd

No class April 10th (Good Friday)

 

 

 

Summer 2020:

Crash Course

Session 1

Monday-Friday

July 13th-17th

9:00am-3:00pm

 

Session 2

Monday-Friday

August 10th-14th

9:00am-3:00pm

 

 

Fall 2020:

Fridays 4:30-8:00m

September 13th- November 1st

 

 

Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

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. Includes a timed 600 m swim.

Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario Regulation 565 governing public swimming pools.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current). Recommended 14 years of age.

Members:  $174.25

Non-Members:  $205.00

*HST does not apply

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

 

Winter 2020:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

January 8th – February 26th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

Spring 2020:

Monday 6:30-9:30pm

March 23rd – May 25th

No Class April 13th (Easter) and May 18th (Victoria Day)

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

Summer 2020:

Wednesday 6:30-10:00pm

July 8th – August 26th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

 Fall 2020:

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

September 23rd – November 18th

Exam Final Week: 6:00pm-10:00pm

 

 

 

 

Winter 2020:

Sunday 4:30pm—7:30pm

January 12th – March 9th  

No Class February 16th (Family Day)

 

 

Spring 2020:

March Break Crash Course:

March 16th-20th

2:00pm-7:00pm

 

 

Summer 2020:

Sunday 4:15pm-7:45pm

July 12th – August 30th

No class August 2nd-Civic Holiday Weekend

 

 

 Fall 2020:

No program

 

 

Winter 2020:

Friday 4:30-8:00pm

January 10th- February 21st

 

 

 

Spring 2020:

Wednesday 4:30-8:00pm

March 25th- May 6th

 

 

Summer 2020:

Crash Course

Session 1

Monday-Friday

July 22nd-26th 

9:00am-2:00pm

 

Fall 2020:

Friday 4:30-8:00pm

September 18th- November 13th

 

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard – Pool

This certification is Canada's professional lifeguard standard.  The lifeguard's primary role is the prevention of emergency situations and where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies.  The NLS program is designed to prepare lifeguards to fulfill this role as professional facilitators of safe, enjoyable aquatics.  NLS training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement, and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed objected recovery, 50m sprint challenge, 50m rescue drill and a 400m endurance challenge.

 Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Standard First Aid certification (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.

 Members:  $229.50+ HST

Non-Members:  $270.00 +HST

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

March Break Crash Course:

Monday to Friday

March 16th-20th

12:00pm-8:00pm

 

 

 

Spring 2020:

Friday May 29th and June 5th:

5:00-10:30pm

Saturday May 30th and June 6th: 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday May 31st and June 7th:

11:30am-7:30pm

 

Summer 2020:

Crash Course

August 31st-September 4th

12:00pm-8:00pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2020:

Friday November 27th and December 4th

5:00pm-10:30pm

Saturday November 28th and December 5th

11:30am-8:30pm

Sunday November 29th and December 6th  

11:30am-7:30pm

 

 

Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard – Pool Recertification

The National Lifeguard recertification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. You are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam. Your exam is based on the National Lifeguard Award curriculum. The required content for this curriculum can be found in your Alert text and the Canadian Lifesaving Manual. Candidates should bring Alert, a whistle, barrier devices (gloves and pocket mask) and proof of prerequisite (previous National Lifeguard).

 Prerequisite: National Lifeguard Pool Certification (need not be current)

 Members:  $76.50 +HST

Non-Members:  $90.00 +HST

 Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

Spring 2020:

Saturday March 21st

10:00am-4:00pm

 

Fall 2020:

Thursday September 10th

4:00pm-10:00pm

 

 

Winter 2020:

Saturday January 4th

10:00am-4:00pm 

 

 

 

Spring 2020:

Monday June 29th

4:00pm-10:00pm

YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor

This program prepares candidates to effectively assist YMCA Swim Instructors to teach people how to swim and improve swimming techniques. Candidates will learn how to create a positife member or participant experience that furthers the YMCA mission, and build on their personal commitment to YMCA Mission, Vision, Values, Communicaiton, Planning and Organizing. There is a mentorship component to this program. 

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, minimum 14 years of age.

 Member:  $140.25 + HST

Non-Member:  $165 + HST

Fee includes manual and certification fee

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

TBD

 

Fall 2020:

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm

October 15th –December 3rd

 

 

TBD

YMCA Swim Instructor

This course is the foundation for building strong leaders in YMCA aquatics.  Content covers YMCA Healthy Child Development, planning effective lessons using progressions and activities, and an understanding of the YMCA E.G.G.S. (E - Explanation/Demonstration, G - Group Practice, Group Feedback, S - Specific Practice and Feedback teaching method.  Instructors will also review skills and strokes, different learning styles and temperaments, and how to react to emergency situations in a class setting.  Participants will also learn to deliver the Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Star.  The fee includes manual and certification.

 Prerequisites:  Minimum 16 years of age, Current National Lifeguard or Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid, Swim Strokes at YMCA Intermediate Stroke Standard or equivalent, Swim Skills at the YMCA Standard or equivalent.

Member:  $174.25 +HST
Non-Member:  $205.00 +HST

 Fee includes manual and certification.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

TBD 

 

Fall 2020:

Friday September 18th, 25th and October 2nd 5:30pm-10:30pm

Saturday September 19th, 26th, and October 3rd 10:00am-6:00pm

 

Winter 2020:

Tuesdays 4:30pm-10:00pm

January 14th – March 3rd

Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructors

This course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving, first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Lifesaving Society's lifesaving and first aid awards.  Successful candidates in this course receive two certifications:  Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor.  The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach the Lifesaving Society's:

·        Canadian Swim Patrol Program

·        Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Wading Pool Attendant

·        Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction, Diploma

·        Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C

Prerequisite:  Bronze Cross, be 16 years of age, must have YMCA Swim Instructors, Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors or Red Cross Swim Instructors.

Member:  $140.25 + HST
Non-Member:  $165.00 + HST
Fee includes exam fee. Course manual must be purchased separately.  

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

TBD

 

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.

 Prerequisite: None (recommended minimum 14 years of age)

 Member:  $178.50 +HST

Non-Member:  $210.00 +HST

Fee includes manual and exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

Spring 2020:

Saturday May 9th 1:00pm-9:00pm and

Sunday May 10th 9:00am-5:00pm

(must attend both dates)

 

Winter 2020:

Saturday February 1st and

Sunday February 2nd  

9:00am-5:00pm

(must attend both dates)

 

Summer 2020:

Saturday August 8th and

Sunday August 9th 

9:00am-5:00pm

(must attend both dates)

 

  

Fall 2020:

Saturday November 7th and

Sunday November 8th

9:00am-5:00pm

 (must attend both dates)

 

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR-C Recertification

Current Standard First Aid (SFA) award holders may recertify their Lifesaving Society SFA certification just once on a Lifesaving Society SFA Recertification Course not more than 3 years from the Standard First Aid date of issue. To renew SFA certifications subsequently, award holders must repeat the full SFA Course. Thereafter, individuals may renew by alternating recertification and original courses.

Holders of Standard First Aid certificates from other agencies may not recertify their certificate on a Lifesaving Society recertification course. They may recertify only with the original certifying agency.

 Member:  $89.25 +HST

Non-Member:  $105.00 +HST

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

Spring 2020:

SundayMay 3rd 9:00am-5:00pm

 

 

 

 

Winter 2020:

Sunday February 23rd 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Summer 2020:

Saturday August 15th

9:00am-5:00pm

 

 

 

Fall 2020:

Saturday November 14th

9:00am-5:00pm

Lifesaving Society Safeguard

Safeguard focuses on water safety awareness, accident prevention and the principles of aquatic safety supervision. Safeguard teaches participants how to identify hazards and at-risk behaviours, how to recognize potential victims, and how to respond safely in an aquatic emergency.

 Member:  $25+HST

Non-Member:  $35+HST

Fee includes exam fee.

Stork Family YMCA (Waterloo)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)

Chaplin Family YMCA (Cambridge)

 

TBD

 

 

TBD

 

TBD