Training in North Battleford

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.  Fitness component includes 400m swim in 12 minutes or less. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in 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. Fitness component includes 400m swim in 11 minutes or less, 20m recovery of submerged victim in 2 minutes or less and 10 lb. object recovery in 60 seconds or less. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

National Lifeguard

National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard's role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge. The National Lifeguard training program is designed for lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society - Canada's lifeguarding experts.

Course Delivery: These course will be offered as in-person courses. The in-person sessions will be ran at the Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre. 

Required Manuals:

Bronze Cross - Canadian Lifesaving Manual

National Lifeguard - Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Standard First-Aid Manual, Alert: Lifeguarding in Action

Required materials (not provided): Pen, Paper, Whistle.

100% attendance and participation required in all sessions. 

To Register: Call the Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre @ 306-445-1745

Bronze Medallion

Prerequisite: 13 years or older or Bronze Star certification (need not be current). 

April 29-May 1: Friday 5:00-8:30pm & Saturday/Sunday 9:00-6:00pm

Bronze Cross

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion certification (need not be current) OR Canadian Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard certification (need not be current). 

May 13-15: Friday 5:00-8:30pm & Saturday/Sunday 8:30-6:30pm

National Lifeguard 

Prerequisite: 15 + years old; Bronze Cross certification (need not be current) OR Canadian Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard certification (need not be current); Standard First-Aid & CPR-C/AED from one of: Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol (need not be current).

May 27-29 & June 3-5: Friday 5:00-8:30pm & Saturday/Sunday 8:30-6:30pm

To Register: Call the Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre @ 306-445-1745