These awards are all offered at the below times and are recommended for swimmers that completed Lifesaving Patrol Awards. Students will also have about 20-30min.
of swim each class.
Havergal College Pool
Saturday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Thursday: 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Bishop Strachan Pool
Saturday: 10:00am – 11:30am
Wednesday: 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Recommended for children 11 – 13 years old
* usually done after Star Patrol
Award: Bronze Star
Bronze Star is the first level of our Bronze Family. It is an excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Bronze Star is designed to deliver high performance training for skilled pre-teens. Students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and with partners. They also learn CPR and develop confidence and the lifesaving skills.
NOTE: This Award is prerequisite for Bronze Medallion for students that under 13 years old.
Recommended for children 13 and older
* usually done after Bronze Star Award
Course: $450 (Including Canadian Lifesaving Manual and exam fee)
Awards: Bronze Medallion
The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion Award 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 defense and release methods in preparation for rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.
Bronze Cross (Taught together with Emergency First Aid)
Recommended for children 14 and older
* Must have Bronze Medallion Award
Course: $450 (Including Canadian Lifesaving Manual for Bronze Medallion and exam fee)
Awards: Bronze Cross
You need Bronze Cross certification to become an assistant lifeguard. Bronze Cross is 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. We teach this award together with Emergency First Aid due to a large overlap of information.
* Bronze Cross Recert Information: Please call the office at 416.636.5023