One of only Two 50 metre pools in Atlantic Canada

Aquatic Leadership

Centennial Pool offers the Lifesaving Society courses needed to become a lifeguard, teach swimming lessons, or to simply re-certify any expired credentials.

While we offer all of the following courses, they only run based on demand. We generally need a minimum of four registrants for a course to run.

Before registering please check that you meet the appropriate prerequisites for the course. If you do not hold the required prerequisites you cannot take the enrolled class and no refund can be given. For courses that require a “current” certification, we expect the certification to have been completed within the last two years. Certifications must be still current on the last day of the course. Please contact the Aquatics Director with any questions.

Bronze Star

Prerequisites: No Prerequisite required.

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $95.00

Description: Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Bronze Medallion

Prerequisites: 13 years old OR Completed Bronze Star

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $130.00 (HST will be applied if participant is over 18 years old) (Text & exam fees included)

Description: Bronze Medallion is an On-ramp to lifeguarding; If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, Bronze Medallion is the first step. The 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 m timed swim.

Bronze Cross

Prerequisites: 14 years old AND Bronze Medallion

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $100.00  (HST will be applied if participant is over 18 years old) (Exam fee included only, course material carried over from Bronze Med.) A fee of $30.00 will be applied if registrant needs a new Lifesaving Manual.

Description: If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, Bronze Cross is the second step. The advanced training course includes an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Registrants must complete a timed 600m swim for course completion.

National Lifeguard Service (NLS)

Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years old, & Bronze Cross, & Standard First Aid (both must be current)

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $230.00  (HST will be applied if participant is over 18 years old) (Course pack & exam fees included)

Description: This certification is recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance nationally. NLS training is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard. Registrants develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills that are necessary to succeed in lifesaving.


NLS & Standard First Aid (SFA) Combination Re-Certification Course:

Prerequisites: NLS prerequisites

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $100.00

Description: NLS & SFA re-certification course, must have original certifications in order to re-certify.

Lifesaving Instructors (LSI)

This course needs to meet the minimum of 6 registrants.

Prerequisites:16 years old AND Completed Bronze Cross or higher (NLS Preferred)

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $120.00 + HST (Course pack & exam fees included)

Description: Successful completion certifies the candidate to teach Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. The course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach, and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resusciation techniques.


Examination Standards Clinic

Prerequisites: Current LSI and should have experience teaching Bronze-level courses.

Dates: No courses available at this time.

Cost: $50.00 (Course pack included)

Description: This course is the first step towards becoming a Lifesaving Society Bronze Examiner. ESC focuses on the evaulation of the Bronze medal awards and Emergency First Aid.