National Lifeguard Recertification

Have you already received your Lifeguard Certification? Has it expired? Renew it for another 2 years with this one-day course.

Sunday February 25, 2024
12:00pm – 4:00pm

PREREQUISITES:
* Proof of National Lifeguard Certification (need not be current)
* Current Standard First Aid (recommended)
COST: $125
LOCATION: Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre
REGULARLY OFFERED PROGRAMS

 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING STREAM

Career opportunities await! Train to be a lifeguard. Take these 4 courses and then apply for an entry-level Lifeguard at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre.  Whether there is a job posted or not, we want to hear from you. Note that Lifeguards need to be 16 years of age or older.  SCHOOL CREDITS AVAILABLE.

VIEW TRAINING PROGRAM   |   CONTACT POOL@MERRITT.CA

 

Bronze Medallion

* Prerequisite:  Bronze Star OR 13+ years
NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Bronze Medallion, as our flagship certification, teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for Assistant Lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

$205   |  REGISTER ONLINE

POOL@MERRITT.CA  |  250.378.6662

Bronze Cross

* Prerequisite:  Bronze Medallion
NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as Assistant Lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

$165  |  REGISTER ONLINE

POOL@MERRITT.CA  |  250.378.6662

Standard First Aid

* Minimum 6 candidates  |  MERRITT CIVIC CENTRE
NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Standard First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. This course includes comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid, CPR and AED use. Whether you need training for employment or simply want to be prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to act with confidence. In addition to the material covered in Emergency First Aid, candidates will learn how to treat head/neck injuries, soft tissue and musco-skeletal injuries and medical emergencies.

$145   |   REGISTER ONLINE

POOL@MERRITT.CA  |  250.378.6662

National Lifeguard Certification

* PREREQUISITES:   Bronze Cross  & Standard First Aid
NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

The National Lifeguard Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards. The National Lifeguard course emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in swimming pool environments.

$395  |  REGISTER ONLINE

POOL@MERRITT.CA  |  250.378.6662

OTHER LIFEGUARD EDUCATION

Whether you want to recertify or add new skills and training to your repertoire, check out these programs.  If a program is not available, contact the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre to express your interest.

POOL@MERRITT.CA  |  250.378.6662

National Lifeguard Recertification

Have you already received your Lifeguard Certification? Has it expired? Renew it for another 2 years with this one-day course.

Sunday December 3rd 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm

PREREQUISITES:
* Proof of National Lifeguard Certification (need not be current)
* Current Standard First Aid Recommended
COST: $125
LOCATION: NICOLA VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE

REGISTER ONLINE

Life Saving Swim Instructor

REGISTRATION OPEN

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course trains candidates on competency Level 1 knowledge, and skills and attitudes needed to teach the Society’s Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs.

January 2 to 5, 2024   |   4 days
Tuesday  |   10am – 6pm
Wednesday – Friday    |    9am – 5pm

COST: $275

PREREQUISITE:   Bronze Cross   |   15 years old

merritt.ca/registration

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

Do you teach Lifesaving Swim skills.  Recertify as an instructor.

 

NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

Cost: $125

REGISTRATION CLOSED