Bronze & Leadership

Trico Centre is excited to offer a variety of leadership courses throughout the year. Please review the leadership courses we offer and if interested, sign up to receive email notifications as to when courses are offered.

The courses are the foundation to a career in aquatics, creating a foundation to build your certifications through. 

 

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Bronze Star

Bronze Star develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport.

Prerequisites: None. (Swim Patrol experience recommended).



Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star (need not be current) or minimum of 13 years of age at the time of the exam, current CPR-C. We recommend taking Standard First Aid and CPR-C together as both are needed for all certifications that follow this course.

 

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Medallion (need not be current), current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

Delivery Method(s): in-person, *NEW* blended - Lifesaving Society Online Academy

 

Swim Instructor/Examiner

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol programs. The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while teaching and evaluating.

Prerequisite(s): *NEW* minimum 15 years old, Bronze Cross or higher (need not be current).

 
Lifesaving Instructor/Examiner

Lifesaving Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medals, Distinction, Boat Rescue and Lifesaving Society CPR programs. The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while teaching and evaluating. Lifesaving Instructor certification is the prerequisite for other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Certification in Alberta and Northwest Territories includes CPR Instructor certification.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 16 years old and Bronze Cross or higher (need not be current).

 
National Lifeguard – Pool

National Lifeguard Pool trains lifeguards in safety supervision and rescue in a pool environment.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Cross (need not be current), current AB workplace approved Standard First Aid (Aquatic Emergency Care is recommended), and minimum 16 years of age at the time of the exam.