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Want to know what is happening at the Hanover Aquatic Centre? Find Pool Schedule, Admission, Swim Lessons, Swim Programs & Advance Courses below.

Town of Hanover & COVID-19
Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. 

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19. 

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

P & H Centre Re-Opening!

September 21, 2020 | Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre opens as per schedule below. NEW maximum program capacities apply and NEW pre-registration required. Additional safety measures have been implmented to ensure a safe environment for all. 

Re-Opening Newsletter available. CLICK HERE to view the full newsletter. 

For a PDF version of the Newsletter CLICK HERE

Please review all all re-opening information before attending the facility. 

COVID-19 Safety Procedure 

Please delay your visit if you:

  • Have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath or a combination of muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, or runny nose.
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • Have been in close contact with a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.
  

  • All programs will have a reduced maximum capacity based on physical distancing requirements.
  • Swimmers must pre-register in advance. To register go to hanover.ca/e-services and click on ‘Register Now’ beginning September 14.
  • Face coverings must be worn when at the P & H Centre and must be removed to participate in your swim program. Children under the age of 2, children under the age of 5, either chronologically or developmentally refuse to wear a face covering, and those who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition, disability, etc. are exempt. More information on the MOH Mask Order click here
  • There will be NO changerooms or locker facilities. Be prepared to enter and exit the facility with your bathing suit on. NOTE: We are considering a changeroom plan. Please be patient.
  • Please wear a face covering when in the P & H Centre. Masks can be taken off for your aquatic program once on the pool deck.
  • Physical distancing requirements as per Province of Ontario directive will be enforced.
  • Customers will enter from the east or west entrances of the P & H Centre. Follow the signs or directions from the Parks, Recreation & Culture staff. Exiting patrons are to yield to those entering the facility.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the beginning of your program. Patrons will be permitted on the pool deck 5 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  • Check in for your program with the customer service staff or aquatic staff on deck when customer service is closed.
  • Entrance to the pool deck will be through the family changeroom for all swimmers.
  • Patrons are to remove shoes before coming onto the deck and carry them to the designated area.
  • On the pool deck there will be designated areas for patrons to leave their swim bag and belongings.
  • Patrons must use on-deck shower prior to entering the pool. Please maintain physical distancing.
  • Washroom facilities will be available as needed.
  • At the end of the program, swimmers must promptly towel off, put on cover up clothing and leave the pool deck through the male and female changerooms, the designated exits at this time.
  • There will be NO equipment available for use, except for lifejackets/PFDs. Lifejackets/PFDs must be returned to “Used” bin for cleaning prior to next use.
  • Swimmers may bring their own equipment (e.g., flutter board, pull buoy). All pool equipment must be appropriate for the program and clean.
  • Sauna, slide, rope, and mushroom will NOT be available.
  • Wading pool and swirl pool will only be available at designated times during lane swims and will not be available during Aquafit programs. (For use of the swirl pool customers need to pre-register in the appropriate lane swim program.) Wading & Swirl Pool designated availability during Lane Swims:
    • Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Saturday Morning Lane Swim: 7:30 – 8:00am
    • Monday – Friday Noon Lane Swim: 11:30 – 12:15pm & 12:15 - 1:00pm | Sunday: 11:45 -12:45pm
    • Tuesday | Thursday Evening Lane Swim: 8:45 – 9:15pm
  • In order to be respectful to others please do not register for a swim you do not plan to attend. Participants can register for a swim up to 12 hours before the start of a swim.
  • Patrons who do not show up for their registered program 10 minutes after the start time will forfeit their participation in the program.
  • Swim patrons who pre-register for an aquatic program and do not attend without advance notice will not be refunded their money. If the swim patron has a membership or pass they will receive a verbal warning on their first occurrence. Subsequent occurrences may result in membership suspension
 
  

Please note: Our Re-Opening FAQ Question and Answer section is continually evolving and will be updated as new details emerge. We anticipate additional questions and logistics to consider as we move through the re-opening process. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Last Updated: September 2, 2020

AQUATICS

Can the virus be spread through swimming pools?
According to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus.”
We are required through legislation to maintain chlorine levels and test our pool water every 2 hours when open. 

When will Advanced Courses be offered?
At this time, we are planning to offer Bronze Star, Cross and Medallion in our Winter 2021 session. National Lifeguard may be offered in the Winter 2021 session. Assistant Swim Instructor and Swim & Lifesaving Instructor will be offered in Spring 2021 session.

When will lessons be offered?
We are working on our Fall 2020 lesson session. Watch social media and Town website for updates.

Are changerooms available?
Changerooms are for entering and exiting the pool deck at this time, as well as for washroom access. This is a temporary measure. We are working on our changeroom plan. Please be patient.

Is the Sauna available?
Sauna is closed as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulation.

Is the slide, rope, swirl pool, mushroom open?
The slide, rope and mushroom area are not available at this time. We are considering our plan for cleaning and sanitization and physical distancing for these amenities. The swirlpool is available for specified swim programs.

How long will the pool schedule go for? 
The initial pool schedule is September 21 to November 1, 2020. Subsequent pool schedules will be promoted in advance of their start date.

Will equipment be available?
Only PFD’s will be made available. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment as long as it is program appropriate and clean. 

Will the viewing room be available to view my child?
Standing view only. No chair at this time. We are encouraging minimal spectators at this time. You can bring your own clean lawn chair. 

What if I don’t register for a drop-in program? Will I be able to go swimming?
If the program is not at its maximum capacity, you would be able to attend swimming.

I have a membership and don’t want to return to swimming until a vaccine is available. Can I put a hold on my swim membership? Can I cancel my membership?
We are offering the opportunity to maintain your membership on hold until January 1, 2021. An update will be provided at that time regarding further options. To place a hold on your membership please email Lyndsay Regier at lregier@hanover.ca by September 20, 2020.

How do I register for the drop in aquatic programs? If I don’t have a computer can I register for the drop in aquatic programs?
Refer to our ‘How To’ Guide (CLICK HERE) for pre-registration instructions. During customer service hours, our staff may assist you with registering in person or over the phone should you not have access to a computer.

Will any aquatic programs be offered? Ie. Waterpolo, Lifesaving Fundamentals Club, Water jog, Aqua Float?
At this time programs that require shared equipment will not be offered. 

Will schools be coming for swimming lessons?
This will be the decision of the respective schools and classes. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher or school principal.

I registered to attend a swim program but I am not able to attend. How do I cancel my registration?
Please contact 519.364.2310 x 0 as soon as possible.

I did not attend the swim program that I pre-registered for and I didn’t notify of my absence, do I get a refund?
Credits on accounts will only be provided if advance notice is provided. Should you be a membership or pass holder and you are a ‘no show’ for a program, a verbal warning will be provided on your first occurrence. Subsequent ‘no show’ occurrences may result in a suspension of your membership.

Why aren’t there more aquatic programs included on the schedule?
We will be assessing our aquatic schedule, based on demand and program attendance.

Why are Town staff constantly reminding me about physical distancing and face covering?
These are new and challenging times and we are all bound to forget! Staff will provide friendly and gentle reminders to individuals about our new protocols.

Will you have a Lost & Found?
Unfortunately, no. Patrons need to be extra diligent with their belongings. We will not be keeping Lost & Found containers therefore any items found (excluding keys, wallets/purses, jewelry) will be donated to local charities.

What happens if there is an outbreak at the facility?
Our staff work with the Grey Bruce Public Health for contact tracing. That is one reason why pre-registration is so important. We will inform patrons of the situation of a positive case of COVID-19. Public health will provide direction regarding any next steps.
Again, patrons should follow all public health guidelines, including staying home if you are feeling ill, answering the self screening questions, physical distancing of at least 2 meters, wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing proper sneezing hygiene.

 



Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre 

Before visiting the HRAC please read the COVID-19 safety procedures above. 

All drop-in programs requrie pre-registration before attending. To register for your aquatic programs starting September 14, 2020 click on the 'Register Now!' image below. 

  

Need help registering? Use our 'How to Guide' for step by step procedure. CLICK HERE

 
TYPE
 
1 VISIT

10 VISIT PASS

20 VISIT PASS

6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPYEARLY MEMBERSHIP
                
Preschool (Under 4 years) $3.75 $31.88 $60.00 $113.11 $183.00
Student (5 to 17 years) $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $174.64 $277.98
Senior (65+ years)  $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $174.64 $277.98
Adult (18 years & older) $5.50 $46.75 $88.00 $216.56 $363.18
Aquafit $6.75 $60.75 $121.50 $216.56 $363.18
Family (same household, max. 5) $12.25 $104.13 $196.00 $374.48 $609.07
Additional Family Members $2.50 each HST included where applicable    
6 MONTH PASS INCLUDES: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
YEAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid for 1 year from date of purchase.


To register for Drop-In aquatic programs
 CLICK HERE.  Registration beings September 14, 2020 for drop-in aquatic programs.  
Need help registering? Use our 'How to Guide' for step by step procedure. CLICK HERE

Children under 10 years who are non-swimmers MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio 2:1. Children who are 8 & 9 years that are strong swimmers may take the facility swim test to determine if they can enter the pool by themselves. Children 7 years & under MUST be accompanied by an individual 14 years or older. (Public Pools Regulation, Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act Reg. 565 s.17.21 and Lifesaving Society's Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulations, Section 17. updated July 2018)

Pool Admission Standards
For more details about the swim admission click here.

Code of Behaviour
The Town of Hanover endeavours to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment to all participants and staff members for the duration of its programs. The guidelines have been developed to ensure that all involved are aware of acceptable behaviour. Course language, physical and aggressive behaviour, inappropriate or uncooperative behaviour will be recorded, reported and may result in removal from the program and/or facility.

  

  • Membership and Pass holders will also need to pre-register for aquatic programs. When you register you will not be required to pay online if your membership card is linked to your account. Once you arrive for your swim you will swipe your card to check in.
  • All memberships will be extended for customers who have 6 month and annual memberships during the closure due to COVID relative to your expiry date. Example: Membership expired May 1, 2020 the new expiry date with the closure extension will be November 9, 2020.
  • Membership holders have the option to continue to remain on hold until January 1, 2021 if they do not wish to return to the aquatic centre at this time. If you wish to extend the hold on your membership please email Lyndsay Regier lregier@hanover.ca or call 519.364.2310 x 2135 by September 20, 2020.


  
Please review program descriptions and expectation below.  

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
LANE SWIM | Swim in a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane.   
6:00am - 7:00am
7:00am - 8:00am
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:00pm
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:00pm
8:45pm - 9:45pm
6:00am - 7:00am
7:00am - 8:00am
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:00pm
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:00pm
8:45pm - 9:45pm
6:00am - 7:00am
7:00am - 8:00am
11:30am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:00pm
6:30am - 7:15am
7:15am - 8:00am

 

11:45am - 12:45pm
AQUAFIT |  45 Minute classes ONLY. | Circuit classes, No instructor. Activity cards posted.  
8:15am - 9:00am 9:15am - 10:00am
Circuit

7:30pm - 8:15pm 
3 lanes 
8:15am - 9:00am 9:15am - 10:00am
Circuit

7:30pm - 8:15pm 
3 lanes 
8:15am - 9:00am    
AQUA MOTION | 45 Minute classes ONLY 
   1:15pm - 2:00pm    1:15pm - 2:00pm      
ADULT & TOT | Wading pool play time for 6 yrs & under with adult.
Toddlers must wear a swim diaper in the pool. Regular diapers are not recommended. Swim diapers are available at the customer service desk for $2.50 each. 
No more than 2 children per adult.
10:15am  - 10:45am 
10:45am - 11:15am
10:15am  - 10:45am 
10:45am - 11:15am
10:15am  - 10:45am 
10:45am - 11:15am
10:15am  - 10:45am 
10:45am - 11:15am
10:15am  - 10:45am 
10:45am - 11:15am
   
TOONIE SWIM | Entire pool. | Not available - Rope, slide, mushroom and sauna. 
          1:00pm - 1:45pm
2:00pm - 2:45pm
1:00pm - 1:45pm
2:00pm - 2:45pm
FAMILY SWIM | Entire pool. | Children under 18 must be accompanied into the pool by an adult. 
Not available - Rope, slide, mushroom and sauna. 
            10:30am - 11:30am
ADULT/SENIOR | Main pool, swirlpool  *One lane available for leisure swim only.* Sauna not available. 
1:15pm - 2:00pm  9:15am - 10:00am
included with circuit
1:15pm - 2:00pm 9:15am - 10:00am 
included with circuit
1:15pm - 2:00pm    
Changeroom and lockers not available at this time. 

Schedule Changes:  

  • October 11 & 12, 2020 | Pool Closed. Happy Thanksgiving! 
  

Lane Swim

  • Lanes will be divided into fast, medium and slow/therapy. Pool patrons in fast and medium lanes will be required to swim in a loop cooperatively. The slow/therapy lane will have 1 person or members of the same household.
  • Swimmers are only to reserve 1 lane per session.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to wrap up their practice with 5 minutes remaining in reserved time slot.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.
  • Swirl pool and wading pool will only be available at designated times during lane swims and will not be available during Aquafit programs. For use of the swirl pool, customers need to pre-register in the appropriate lane swim program. Wading & swirl pool designated availability during Lane Swims: 
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday | 7:30 – 8:00am,
    • Monday-Friday | 11:30am - 12:15pm & 12:15 - 1:00pm
    • Sunday | 11:45am – 12:45pm,
    • Tuesday & Thursday | 8:45 – 9:15pm

Aquafit Swim 

  • Participants will make use of lane markings on the bottom of the pool and on visual markers on deck to support physical distancing during aquatic fitness programs.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.
  • Wading & swirl pool are not available.

Adult & Tot Swim

  • Adult & Tot $5.50, additional preschoolers $3.75 each. Children must be under 7 years old.
  • Admission standards must be followed. Maximum 2 children per adult for children 7 & under - Children are to be within arms’ reach of adult.
  • Registration is required for everyone attending Adult & Tot swim.
  • 2m social distancing between user groups must be observed at all time.
  • Mushroom feature will be closed.

Adult/Senior Swim

  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean. These items cannot be shared with people not in your household
  • 2m social distancing between user groups must be observed at all time.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.

Toonie/Family Swim

  • Pre-registration is required. Please register to reserve your spot for each person who wishes to swim.
  • Admission standards must be followed. Maximum 2 children per adult for children 7 & under or under 10 that have not passed the swim test.
  • Children are to be within arms’ reach of adult.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean. These items cannot be shared with people not in your household.
  • Standard admission rates and policy applies.
  • Sauna, slide, rope and mushroom feature will NOT be available.
 

Fall 2020 Swim Lesson Programming is still being determined.
Follow us on social media for more information. 

We are excited to offer you the ability to easily and securely view and purchase programs, memberships and passes online!  

Our Online Registration System is:
Fast! No more line ups.
Easy! Memberships are just a few clicks away.
Timely! With anytime, around the clock access.
Convenient! Purchase from the comfort of your home.
Secure! Your account information remains private.

Create your Account Online or Register Now 

 519.364.2310  
269 7th Avenue Hanover, ON N4N 2H5

Waitlists

If a class was filled when you are registering, you can be placed on a waitlist for the class. If a spot becomes available you will be contacted by phone or email to register. 

Class Transfers

You can switch classes prior to lesson #2, if there is space available.

Swim Lessons Prescreen

What level should you register in? Staff members will evaluate your child’s swimming abilities and recommend the appropriate level. Call 519.364.2310 x 2121 to arrange a time.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 
Please note the previous Red Cross Program name is in brackets below.

PARENT & TOT 1  (Starfish) 4 - 12 months. With a caregiver the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD’s and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence. 
PARENT & TOT 2  (Duck) 12 - 24 months. With a caregiver the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, introduction to PFD’s and entries. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles.
PARENT & TOT 3  (Turtle) 2 - 3 years. With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development.
PRESCHOOL A1  (Sea Otter 1) 3 - 5 years. Parents to accompany child into the water for the first 5 classes. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m assisted.
PRESCHOOL A2  (Sea Otter 2) 3 - 5 Years. Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1 - 2 m unassisted.
PRESCHOOL B  (Salamander) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5 m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted.
PRESCHOOL C  (Sunfish) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5 - 7 m unassisted.
PRESCHOOL D  (Crocodile) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7- 9 m unassisted.
PRESCHOOL E  (Whale) 3 - 5 years. Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m.
BEGINNER 1 6 - 8 years. This is an introductory class for children aged 6 to 8 with little or no experience in the water. Participants will learn head and face submersion, front/back and side swim (assisted). The swim instructor works to ensure that the participants become confortable int the water and have fun developing a basic foundation of water skills. 
SWIMMER 1  (SWIM KIDS 1) 6+ years. Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back.
SWIMMER 2  (SWIM KIDS 2 & 3) 6+ years. Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10- 15m.
SWIMMER 3  (SWIM KIDS 4) 6+ years. Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20- 25m.
SWIMMER 4  (SWIM KIDS 5) 6+ years. Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m.
SWIMMER 5  (SWIM KIDS 6) 6+ years. Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 100m.
SWIMMER 6  (SWIM KIDS 7) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m.
SWIMMER 7  (SWIM KIDS 8) 6+ years. Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m.
SWIMMER 8  (SWIM KIDS 9) 8+ years. Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m.
SWIMMER 9  (SWIM KIDS 10) 8+ years. Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m.
SWIMMER 10 8+ years. Advanced Swimmers develop each stroke over 100m. They also learn lifesaving skills such as entries with aids, and removal of unconscious victims. First aid focuses on treatment of victims with bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Fitness swim is 600m. 

 

 

 

Course & Description 
Bronze Star | Basic First Aid | CPR-A
Bronze Star is the pre-bronze medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants work on problem solving, decision making skills and develop water smart confidence. They learn CPR and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard.Prerequisite: Able to swim 100m, recommended 12 years of age. This award is a definite asset for those who have not reached the minimum age for Bronze Medallion.
Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered.Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star award
Bronze Cross | CPR-C | Standard First Aid
This course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered. 100% Attendance is mandatory. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
Assistant Swim Instructor with High Five
Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized. Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course. 100% Attendance is mandatory. Prerequisite: 14 years of age, Bronze Cross. 

Swim & Lifesaving Instructor
This course prepares you to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim For Life Program, as well as the Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze Medal programs. Successful candidates will receive three certification cards: Swim for Life Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor. Candidates will acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, lifesaving skills and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. 100% Attendance is mandatory.Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Assistant Swim Instructor & 15 years of age.

Pre - NL
This course is for swimmers who have completed Bronze Cross and are waiting to take their National Lifeguard (NL). This course will reinforce the water rescue skills learned in Bronze Cross and introduce the new skills that will be part of the NL program. The candidates will work in pairs as well as individuals in preparation for the next course.Prerequisite: Bronze Cross & age 14+.

National Lifeguard (NL)
This intensive 40-hour course will train candidates in advanced water rescue, emergency care and aquatic supervision. Emphasis will be on accident prevention, leadership, teamwork and communication. NL is the standard lifeguarding certification across Canada.100% attendance is mandatory to complete the course. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross (need not be current), 15 years of age. Must hold a valid Standard First Aid certificate to register in the course.

National Lifeguard Recertification
Lifeguards are legally required to re-certify their qualifications every two years. This clinic will update lifeguards on the latest developments in training techniques and statistical research.

Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Recertification 
Recertification candidates must hold an original Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid to be able to recertify.