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Advanced Programs

The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and Recreation Center has a variety of programs to choose from.  

Junior Lifeguard Club, First Aid, Babysitters courses, Swim Instructors course, Lifesaving and Lifeguarding.

Did you know that you can receive credit from school by taking your lifesaving, lifeguarding and water safety instruction courses?

 

Most up to date program details and registration can be seen ONLINE -  BV POOL Program Registration

Programs may be cancelled up to one week prior to the start date.  Please register soon to ensure programs will run.

Lifeguard/Instructor process

Aquatic Staff Subsidized Lifeguard Training Program  - click here

 

Junior Lifeguard Club

Kids learn attitudes and skills that could one day save a life- their life, or someone else's.  The Lifeguard Club is designed to let kids participate in activities similar to those of real lifeguards- in a safe, fun and controlled setting.  But just as important, kids experience teamwork and a sense of belonging.   To join the club your child must be able to swim 25 meters and tread water for 1 minute.   Ages 8- 13years.

Mon-Fri       3:30-5pm        July 4-8         $46.35/5 sessions

 

Rookie/Ranger Lifesaving Patrol 

The Lifesaving Society's Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Youth work towards water proficiency, first aid, recognition and rescue skills.

TBD   

 

Spring 2022 Advanced Courses are open for registration!

NEW Senior Lifeguard Club 13-16years old

The Senior Lifeguard Club builds on lifesaving knowledge and skill and includes activities focused on in JLC, Bronze Star, and Canadian Swim Patrol. Activities are centred on the lifesaving principles of fitness, knowledge, judgement, and skill - the perfect program to keep your lifesaving skills strong while working towards becoming a lifeguard!

TBD 

Call to put your name on the interest list!

 

Bronze Star (12+)

This program is designed 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.

Date: Aug 2-12   T-F & M-F      10:45am-12pm     $105.85       Register here: Bronze Star

Call for more information at 250-847-4244

 

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.

Date:  Aug 16-26      T-F      3:30-6pm       $235.80      Register here: Bronze Medallion

 

Bronze Cross (13+ and Bronze Medallion)

Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the NL program. This jam-packed program will increase strength in the water in order to have an effective rescue, it builds on the knowledge learned from the Bronze Medallion Program, and will enhance judgment in and around the water.

Dates: TBD

 

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244

 

Water Safety Instructor (15+)

The courses to become a Red Cross Swimming Instructor.  It focuses on teaching methods, safety supervision, and swimming stroke progressions. Candidates must have completed Swim Kids 10 or have equivalent swimming strokes and attend a WSI Skills screening session.  The second part is an online study course (approx 20 hours) that focuses on planning lessons for all ages and evaluating abilities according to the Red Cross skill criteria. This online component is then followed by in-water Teaching experience.   Once Experience is complete candidates attend the final session for in Pool and Classroom evaluation. 

Prerequisites:  15 years of age, Bronze Cross OR Emergency First Aid (or SFA), Swimming ability equivalent to Swim Kids 10.

Water Safety Instructor Factsheet                   WSI Skill Evaluation Criteria

This is the process;

1)    WSI Evaluation:     TBD   Free

2)    WSI Online Module:   Self Study     Online course done by:    the week before our next "in Class" course

3 or 4)    Teaching Experience: can be completed before Pool & Classroom or in reverse order.

3 or 4)   WSI: Pool and Classroom     

Call for more information at 250-847-4244

WSI Recertification:   TBA   

 

CPR- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (level C)

Learn CPR for children, infants and adults, dealing with airway obstruction, and the primary survey beneficial to all types of first aids. This program will also introduce AED- Automated External Defibrillation. It discusses the practicality of an AED unit, how to use it, and when the AED will deliver a 'shock.'

Aug 27  Saturday    11am-4pm     $99.25  Register here:  Full Certification

Recertification:   Aug 27   Saturday   11am-4pm    $55.30     Register here:  recert

 

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 NL program.

Aug 27 & 28    Saturday & Sunday     11am-7:30pm    $268.00    Register here: Full Certification

Recertification:    Aug 27   Sunday     11am-7:30pm    $118.00     Register here:  recert

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244

 

Work Safe Level 1/Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid is a WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 equivalent and can be used in the workplace. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and obstructed airway procedures to respond to adult, child and infant emergencies. You will also learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke and bleeding.

Aug 27     Saturday      11am-7:30pm       $118.00       Register here:  EFA

 

LSI- Lifesaving Instructors (16+)

This is the program that will allow candidates to instruct the Bronze Program.  It focuses on delivering the teaching method to lifesaving candidates taking the Bronze programs. Allows the candidate to teach Junior Lifeguard Club, Rookie Patrol Program, [email protected], Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. Pre-requisite: 15 yrs+ and Bronze Cross

TBD    Register:

Recertification:  Add your name to the interest list.

Call for more information 250-847-4244

 

NL- National Lifeguard Certification

This is the last step needed to become a lifeguard. The focus of this course is to teach the candidates the prevention of aquatic related accidents via facility analysis, recognition of the different related emergencies and the importance of practice.  Candidates must hold SFA/CPR-C certification (need not be current), Bronze Cross and be 15 years old by the last day of the course.

Next NL course:   May 20-23 & May 27-29     Fri*-Mon: 11am-7:30pm   *except Fri, May 27: 4-8:30pm

Can't make it?  Add your name to the interest list.

Recertification:  May 29    Sunday  11am-7:30pm   Register here: recert

PLEASE always PRE-REGISTER at least 1 week before the start date. 250-847-4244

 

To learn more about these programs and many others view My Account or contact us for more details.

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