OUR LIFEGUARDING TRAININGS
The Bronze Star is the first certification of the Lifesaving Society’s Bronze level. This course, an introduction to lifeguarding, furthers the swimming and aquatic skills of lifeguard students while also teaching the basics of first-aid and lifesaving situations. Part of the job of being a lifeguard is making decisions, finding solutions and cooperating with members of a team.
The Bronze Star course is excellent preparation for the Bronze Medal course. It is not a necessary stage of becoming a lifeguard, but it’s strongly recommended in order to begin the course as soon as possible.
In fact, Aquado recommends this course to children who may not necessarily be interested in lifeguard training, but who still would like to see what it’s all about.
This is a 9 to 12-hour course and requires lifeguard students to be able to swim at least 100 meters. Since there’s no required minimum age, any lifeguard student who wants to take Bronze Star lessons has the possibility to do so. Awesome!
Aquado offers this training in any residential pool in Montreal, Laval, North Shore and South Shore.
Lifeguard students can choose their own group of friends to join them in the course. We recommend groups of 3-4 or more participants in order to increase motivation among the lifeguard students, while keeping to our professional approach nonetheless. As opposed to the groups of 12 to 20 you see with public pools, our smaller groups allow each lifeguard student to learn at their own pace, to have a close relationship with their master-lifeguard and to cover more concepts.
The Bronze Star course is divided into 3 or 4 lessons of 3 hours each. Even better, lifeguard students can schedule the lessons for times that work best for them. Aquado recommends taking these three sessions in the space of two weeks so as to give participants some time to practice in between lessons, without being too detached from the lessons and forgetting what they’ve learned!
can choose their
own group of
friends to join
them in the course.
During the Course
During the Bronze Star course, master-lifeguards test swimming and aquatic skills, first-aid and recognizing and reacting to an emergency situation. Each lifeguard student finds themselves coming out of our lessons with more confidence and equipped with the skills to be their own lifeguard should they need to! Here are some examples of the concepts worked on:
- Saving an unresponsive victim who isn’t breathing
- Performing CPR on a dummy
- Swimming 400m in 4 minutes or less
- Stabilizing a person who has suffered a spinal injury.
Society of Quebec
Aquado has been a partner of the Lifesaving Society of Quebec since Summer 2016. The Lifesaving Society has been the main organization for lifeguarding training in Canada since 1896. Each year, the Society offers its lifeguard, first-aid and pool monitoring training programs to over one million Canadians. Whoa!
Did you know that…
Jack, a rescue dog, successfully retrieved a person from the water 25 metres out in 96 seconds.