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Instructors - Swim and Lifesaving

The combined Swim and Lifesaving Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate swim strokes and lifesaving skills. Through classroom learning and in-water practice, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods; learning strategies and activities; a variety of stroke and skill drills; effective correction techniques; and evaluation criteria. Practice teaching is emphasized throughout. Prerequisites: 16 years of age, and Bronze Cross (or higher) certification. The Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Combined Pac to be added at time of checkout/registration.

Babysitting

Do you enjoy the responsibility of supervising children? Learn how to babysit effectively. Topics includes child care, feeding, child development, child safety, how to handle emergency situations, and first aid. Meet friends and learn new skills. This leadership program is sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross Society, Region of York Branch. Please note, participants must be 11 years old at the start of the course.

Lifesaving & Swim Instructor

This course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate basic swim strokes, lifesaving skills, first aid skills, resuscitation techniques and related skills. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Swim Instructors teach candidates in all levels of the Swim for LifeĀ® program. Current Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructors teach the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Programs and Emergency First Aid. Prerequisite: Age 16 years +, Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard and Assistant Instructor.

Swim And Lifesaving / EFA Instructors With High Five PHCD

The combined Swim and Lifesaving Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate swim strokes and lifesaving skills. Through classroom learning and in water practice, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods; learning strategies and activities; a variety of stroke and skill drills; effective correction techniques; and evaluation criteria. Practice teaching is emphasized throughout. The HIGH FIVE program is committed to assisting healthy development among children. This program teaches participants to integrate the 5 principles into program planning, conflict resolution and creating a safe environment. Mandatory manual is required. (Swimming & Lifesaving Instructor Pac). You must purchase the manual at the community centre when you register. 100 per cent participation required. Assistant Instructors is recommended. Prerequisite: 16 years of age by the end of the course, and Bronze Cross (or higher) certification. Course Length: 44 hrs.

Assistant Swim Instructor

Assistant Instructor Course prepares candidates to help certified instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. The course provides an introduction to swimming instruction and some of the key competencies required in successful teaching. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching, and they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are emphasized. 100 per cent participation encouraged. Prerequisites: a minimum of 14 years as of the last day of the course, and Bronze Cross (or higher) certification(need not be current). Course Length: 15 hrs. Please note: Due to a revised safety standard, the diving skills in Learn to Swim levels 5 and higher will not be taught at the Frank McKechnie, River Grove, and South Common pools beginning with the Fall 2017 session.

Lifesaving Assistant Instructor

Prerequisite: 14 years of age and current Bronze Cross (or higher) certification and Standard First Aid. Through classroom learning and in-water practise, this program prepares candidates to help certified instructors with swimming and lifesaving classes. You will be introduced to key principles of learning and teaching, and master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants are emphasized. 100% attendance is required.

Lifesaving and Swim Instructor

Prerequisite: 16 years of age and Bronze Cross award or higher and Standard First Aid. This program prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate swim strokes and lifesaving skills. Through classroom learning and in-water practise, instructor candidates explore proven teaching methods; learning strategies and activities; a variety of strokes and skills; effective correction techniques and evaluation criteria. Practise teaching is emphasized throughout. 100% attendance is required.
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