Bronze Star Program

(Course Length: 10-12 Hr) Candidates will develop problem-solving and decision-making skills to perform successful rescues, as well as learn first aid and CPR skills. They will also continue to develop lifesaving skills as steps in the process of becoming a lifeguard. This course includes a timed 400-meter swim.

Prerequisite

Recommended minimum 11 years of age.

Candidate recognition

Bronze Star award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).

Reference material

None

Bronze Medallion Program

(Course Length: 18-20 Hr) This course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense 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-meter timed swim.

Prerequisite

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

Candidate recognition

Bronze Medallion award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).

Reference material

Canadian Lifesaving Manual

Bronze Cross Program

(Course Length: 18-20 Hr) This course is designed for candidates who would like to receive 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-meter swim.

Prerequisite

Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current).

Candidate recognition

Bronze Cross award crest, medal and certification card (valid for 24 months).

Reference material

Canadian Lifesaving Manual

What our clients are saying

Ronell Says…

“Out of the many children programs our children has been enrolled in, the staff at Davina is by far the “BEST”! Both our children, Sage and Ocean are extremely excited to see the staff every week. Your professionalism, patience and passion for swimming; in addition to your love for children is felt by many!”

– May 2016
Mindy Says…

“I wanted to send a special thank you to Debbie, Liat and Erin who ALL went above and beyond to make my daughter’s swimming lesson a success yesterday. She went from refusing to get in the water, to sitting on the edge with Liat, to swimming lengths with her instructor. All within a half hour. My daughter has anxiety relating to new experiences and potential failure. Everyone worked together to ensure there was a plan in place she was comfortable with and let her have the sense of control she needed.”

– March, 2016
Cindy Says…

“My 4 year old was reluctant to swim. He hated to get his hair wet, wailed when on his back and would not wear goggles. After the 2nd class he was laughing, proud of himself and going under water! He is happy to to come to swim and looks forward to swimming all week. Davina’s Swim House is teaching Liam to swim and be confident in the water. I am ready to enjoy my summer swimming with my son!”

– April, 2016
Ali Says…

“All of my kids love swimming at Davina’s Swim House. All of the instructors are well trained to work with children and create a fun and enjoyable safe environment.”

– May, 2016
Lucy Says…

“We love the clean warm salt water pool at Davina’s. As a mother of a parent and tot I thought I would not enjoy the experience of going in the water with my little one, but Davina’s facility is so warm and welcoming I look forward to my class each week. My 18 month loves swimming and is progressing into a little swimmer. She loves jumping, going under and singing songs on her back. Thank you Davina’s Swim House for making this experience memorable.”

– March, 2016