** Leadership courses are Non-Refundable. Courses cancelled by Davina’s Swim House or the candidate are entitled to a credit. Candidates who choose to withdraw with less than 72 hours notice may be subjected to a $50.00 administrative fee. Credits never expire, are transferable between courses and individuals, and can be used to purchase products or services.
Bronze Star With Basic First Aid
This is the introductory level to the leadership program. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR, choking and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
Recommended minimum 11 years of age.
Bronze Star award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).
Register for Bronze Star
Bronze Medallion Program with Emergency First Aid
(Course Length: 20 Hr) The Bronze Medallion 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 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 400-meter timed swim. This course is a prerequisite to the Bronze cross award.
The Emergency First Aid course gives students general knowledge of first aid principles to increase confidence in order to effectively manage an emergency situation. The focus is on providing first aid for common injuries and core skills to reduce shock. In addition, students learn to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies that occur in adults, children and infants.
Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification. (need not be current)
Bronze Medallion award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).
Canadian Lifesaving Manual
Register for Bronze Medallion
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. These courses teach candidates 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, defense and releases methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types and spinal injury management. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600-meter swim.
Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current).
Bronze Cross award crest, medal and certification card (valid for 24 months).
Canadian Lifesaving Manual
Register for Bronze Cross Program
Bronze Cross Recertification
This course is for Bronze Cross certified candidates that need to recertify an expiring Bronze Cross certification. Bronze Cross certification is current for 2 years and is recertified by completing a Bronze Cross recertification exam. The recertification may require 4-6 hours, depending on the number of candidates.
Register for Bronze Cross Recertification