2019 Aquatic Leaders Training Symposium

 

The Lifesaving Society is proud to host the

11th Annual Aquatic Leaders Training Symposium

May 8 - 12, 2019 in Yorkton, SK

National Lifeguard Instructor and Lifesaving First Aid Instructor – Wednesday to Friday May 8-10, 2019

The National Lifeguard Instructor (NLI) course enables you to teach candidates in the Society’s National Lifeguard award. New National Lifeguard Instructors must work with a Mentor on a minimum of two NLS courses. After successful completion of the mentorship process, the Instructor may both teach and examine their own NLS candidates.

The Lifesaving First Aid Instructor (LFAI) course enables you to teach candidates Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillation) as well as in Aquatic Emergency Care. New First Aid Instructors must work with a Mentor on their first Lifesaving Standard First Aid and/or Aquatic Emergency Care course.  After successful completion of the mentorship process, the Instructor may both teach and examine their own First Aid and CPR candidates.

Prerequisites:  Standard First Aid/CPR/AED or Aquatic Emergency Care/CPR/AED, National Lifeguard Award (any option) and Lifesaving Instructor certification plus completion of the Lifesaving Society’s 2015 First Aid/CPR Update.

Evaluation:  This is a pass or fail award.

What to Bring: Current edition of Alert Manual, Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Instructor Notes, swim suit, towels and a tool kit for creating in-class assignments (e.g. markers, coloured paper, poster paper, scissors, etc.).

Benefit to your pool: You will have a qualified National Lifeguard Instructor to train as well as recertify your local lifeguards in-house.  Therefore, no more traveling to the “city” for this training.  In addition, National Lifeguard Instructor have increased ability and knowledge to lead lifeguard staff inservices. As well, you will have a qualified “in-house” instructor to train and recertify first aid to your lifeguards, your recreation staff and your community members (e.g. local Scouts, Girl Guides, school teachers, daycare workers, etc.) in first aid, CPR and AED. 

*This is course has both dry and wet portions. Bagged lunch/supper is recommended as break times will be provided. Meals are not included in the fee.

• May 8 – 9:00am – 8:00pm

• May 9 – 9:00am – 8:00pm

• May 10 – 9:00am – 8:00pm

Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST) – Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, 2019

The Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST) program provides training tailored to the needs of pool managers and presents them with knowledge and skills needed to operate an aquatic facility.  Sessions include risk management, legal responsibilities, leadership and teamwork, communication with public, staff and supervisors, programming, staff supervision and more.  This is a classroom based award. 

Pre-requisites:  Lifesaving Instructor award, National Lifeguard Service award and a minimum of 100 hours of lifeguard and/or instructional experience

**Note:  Recreation Directors and Pool Board Members are welcome to take this course without the pre-requisites. They will receive a participation certificate instead of official award certification.

Benefit to your pool:  Great responsibility is involved in managing and/or supervising an aquatic facility.  Responsibilities include ensuring the safety of all patrons and staff, providing quality programs and services, meeting Public Health Regulations and Occupational Health Regulations, maintaining water chemistry and much more.  Without previous experience in these domains, the task can be overwhelming.

*This is a classroom based course. No water sessions. Bagged lunch/supper is recommended as break times will be provided. Meals are not included in the fee.

• May 11 – 10:00pm – 6:00pm

• May 12 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Lifesaving Sport Coach – Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, 2019

The Lifesaving Sport Coaching Clinic is a 12-hour training opportunity for Lifesaving Instructors (or approved other pre-requisite training) to become a Lifesaving Sport Coach. Certified Lifesaving Sport Coaches are trained both in and out of the water to teach the Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals program. In this clinic candidates learn:

Goal of a Lifesaving Sport Coach

  • Coaching Philosophy
  • Athlete Development
  • Team Building
  • Skill Accommodation and Adaptation
  • Competitive Pool Skills
  • Athlete Preparation
  • Planning

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor or pre-approval of competencies from Branch.

Evaluation: This is a pass or fail award.

What to Bring: Current edition of Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Instructor Notes (yellow and blue manual), swimsuit, towels and a tool kit for creating in-class assignments (e.g. markers, coloured paper, poster paper, scissors, etc.).

Benefit to your pool: Lifesaving Sport is a 5-level program that compliments learn to swim and lifesaving programs. The Fundamentals program is very adaptable and can be scheduled to fit the needs of your facility.   

*This is a classroom and water based course. You will need to go into the water both days. Bagged lunch/supper is recommended as break times will be provided. Meals are not included in the fee.

• May 11 – 10:00pm – 6:00pm

• May 12 – 9:00am – 4:00pm