Aquatic Leadership Classes

The East Hants Swimming Pool offers various Aquatic Leadership programs:


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Junior Lifeguard Club

The focus of this club is FUN, FITNESS and LEARNING water rescue skills.

Monday nights: 5:15 – 6:00 pm, 8-12 year olds

Starting: September 16th

Cost: $58.50 for 9 weeks.

* Fee includes a fall membership and a pizza party during the last week!

Leaders in Training

If you’ve finished a Bronze course and are wondering what to do next, this class is for you! Participants will work on stroke improvement in preparation for teaching swimming lessons while also beginning to learn essential lifeguarding skills. For ages 12+ (with a completed Bronze Medallion or Cross course).

Monday nights: 6:20 – 7:20 pm

Starting: September 16th

Cost: $58.50 for 9 weeks.

* Fee includes a three month youth membership and a pizza party during the last class!

Bronze Star

Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and partners. A great stepping stone to Bronze Medallion!

Prerequisites: Ability is the only prerequisite, although we recommend participants be at least 10 years old. Prior training in our Canadian Swim Patrol program is an advantage.

Thursday nights: 5:45- 6:45 pm

Starting: September 19th

Cost: $85.50 for 9 weeks

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education — judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for Bronze Cross. 20 hour course + exam.

Prerequisites: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Thursday nights: 3:30-5:30 pm

Starting: September 19th

Cost: FREE

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is the prerequisite for all advanced training awards in lifeguarding and teaching. Bronze Cross builds on the lifesaving and fitness skills learned in Bronze Medallion and prepares students for the National Lifeguard Service Award. It is also a prerequisite for the Swim Instructor Award. 20 hour course + exam.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion

Thursday nights: 3:40-5:40 pm

Starting: September 18th

Cost: FREE

Swim Instructor

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program.

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and be 15 years old


Fri. Oct 18            3:30 – 8:00 pm

Sat. Oct 19           8:00 – 5:00 pm

Sun. Oct 20         8:00 – 5:00 pm

Cost: $200.00

National Lifeguard Service Award with Standard First Aid and Oxygen

National Lifeguard  (NL) certification is the standard for professional lifeguards in Canada.

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross and must be 16 years old by the exam date

Dates & Times: Aug. 20th, 21st, 22nd from  1:00-8:00  Aug. 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th 9:am-4Pm

Cost:  $270.25

Lifesaving Instructor

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques in the Society’s lifesaving awards.

Current Lifesaving Instructors are certified to teach:

  • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
  • Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction

Prerequisite: Bronze Cross & Swim Instructor and be 16 years old

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Cost:  TBD

Swim Fit

Interested in joining a non-competitive swim team? Our certified coaches will work with you to develop your skills and strokes in a friendly environment.

Ages: 8-17

Prerequisite: Completion of Swimmer 6

Tuesdays starting September 17th 6:15-7:15 pm

Cost: $135 for 10 weeks