Boreal Forest Guides

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Enroll in Lifesaving Society
 Rookie Patrol (10 Hours)
Ranger Patrol
 Ranger Patrol (10 Hours)
Star Patrol
 Star Patrol

Bronze Star

 Bronze Star (12 Hours)
Bronze Medallion (13 or Bronze Star)
 Bronze Medallion (16 Hours)
Bronze Cross (Bronze Medallion)
 Bronze Cross (16 Hours)
 Lifesaving Standard First Aid
 Lifesaving Standard First Aid (16 Hours)
 National Lifeguard 16 or Water Safey Instructor 15

Water Safety Instructor (4 Portions)

Pre requisite: Bronze Cross or

Standard First Aid and 15 yrs old


Skills Evaluation 4-6 Hours

Online Portion 20 Hours

Teaching Experience 8 Hours

Classroom Pool Session 24 Hours

 National Lifeguard (Pool 40 Hours)
Must be 16 and have your Bronze Cross

and Standard First Aid

 National Lifeguard (Waterfront 40 hours)
Must be 16 and have your Bronze Cross

and Standard First Aid

Boreal Forest Guides Offer Rookie, Ranger, and Star Patrol

Rookie Ranger and Star Run 2 weeks 1 hour classes $100

Rookie Patrol 10 Hours: Develops individual fitness levels to meet a timed 100 m swim and 350 m workout. Water proficiency skills include: swims with clothes, ready position, foot first and head first surface dives. Demonstrating an ability to conduct a primary assessment and initiating EMS are included as first aid skills. Victim recognition and throwing assists are other key elements of the program.

Ranger Patrol 10 Hours: Enhances capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.

Star Patrol  10 Hours

An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.  Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100m each; and complete 600 m workouts and a 300 m timed swim.

Boreal Forest Guides Offer Lifesaving Society Bronze Medals

Bronze Star   12 Hours Pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water SmartĀ® confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR A.

Bronze Medallion Award  16 Hours Teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defence and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Includes CPR A. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or 13 years old.

Bronze Cross 16 Hours: Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR C. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion

Boreal Forest Guides offer National Lifeguard Training

National Lifeguard (Pool Option) 40 Hours

The Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard (NL) program builds on the fundamental skills, knowledge and values taught in the prerequisite Lifesaving Society lifesaving certifications. Recognized as the standard for lifeguards in Canada, NL training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The NL certification reflects the Lifesaving Society's standard, publications, and research into drowning and injury prevention, water rescue, and aquatic safety systems.  The NL certification is backed by a full range of safety services provided by the Society that support the design and operation of safe aquatic facilities that lifeguards work in. National Lifeguard training is consistent across Canada. 

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