Looking to acquire some important lifesaving skills? If you have any of these needs then look no further, Recreation and Varsity has the right certification courses for you! The aquatic centre offers the following first aid and aquatic certifications.

Standard First Aid with CPR-C/AED

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Level C (CPR C): trains participants on how to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies using CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillators (AED).

Standard First Aid: adds onto these CPR skills by exposing participants to basic first aid emergencies over one weekend featuring individualised training and continuous instructor feedback.

National Lifeguard Pool certification

The National Lifeguard Service certification is the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. This course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles: good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of a lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication, as well as the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies.

Participants are taught advanced lifeguarding skills in a lecture format and are required to demonstrate competency in managing a variety of emergency situations within an aquatic environment. Successful completion of this course will certify the candidate in the only nationally recognized lifeguarding award.

Airway Management

Airway Management certification provides senior and experienced lifeguards with specific knowledge and training in the use of oxygen, suction devices, oral airways and masks/bag-valve-masks.


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