Advanced Programs

The Bulkley Valley Reg. Pool and Rec. Center has a variety of programs to choose from.

Bronze Star (12+)

This program is desiged for those wishing to attend the Bronze Medallion program, but not yet 13 years old.  This program teaches the basics of lifesaving techniques, CPR, and first aid.

Bronze Medallion (13+)

This lifesaving program is the first step to becoming a lifeguard.  It enhances lifesaving techniques that can be used in the general public, at the lake, or in a park.  The Bronze Medallion program is a pre-requisite for the Bronze Cross program.

Bronze Cross (14+)

Bronze Cross is a pre-requisite for the NLS program.  This jam packed program will increase strength in the water in order to have an affective rescue, it builds on the knowledge learned from the Bronze Medallion Program, and will enhance judgement in and around the water.

Assistant Water Safety Instructor (15+)

The first of two course to become a Red Cross Swimming Instructor, it focuses on the basics of teaching methods, safety supervision, and swimming stroke progressions. Candidates must have completed Swim Kids 10 or equivalent swimming strokes.

Water Safety Instructor

The second of two courses to become a Red Cross Swimming Instructor, it focuses on planning lessons for all ages and abilities according to the Red Cross skill criteria. 

CPR- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (level C)

Learn CPR, dealing with airway obstruction, and the primary survey beneficial to all types of first aids.  This program will also introduce AED.

SFA- Standard First Aid (with CPR C)

In addition to CPR C, candidates learn how to deal with victims suffering from broken bones, bleeding, types of burns, and many other medical emergencies.  This program is a pre-requisite to the NLS program.

AED- Automated External Defibrillation

This program expands on the CPR introduction to AED.  It discusses the practicality of an AED unit, how to use it, and when the AED will deliver a 'shock.' 

LSI- Lifesaving Instructors (16+)

This is the program that will allow candidates to instruct the Bronze Program.  It has focus on delivering the teaching method to lifesaving candidates taking the Bronze programs.  Allows to teach Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross.

NLS- National Lifeguard Service Award

This is the last step needed to become a lifeguard.  The focus of this course is teach the candidates prevention of aquatic related accidents via facility analysis, recognition of the different related emergencies and the importance of practice.  Candidates must have a CPR (current within one year), SFA (current within 2 years, and have passed the Bronze Cross program.


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2012 BC Web Spring Open Squash Tournament
April 19-22 

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April 7

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April 13, May 11 & June 8

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May 17

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