The Lifesaving Society offers the following courses to children, according to their age and ability:
1. Canadian Swim Patrol (ages 9-12, approximately)
Each patrol has three components: H2O Proficiency, First Aid and Rescue.
2. Bronze Star (age 12 approximately)
The Society recommends that candidates take the Bronze Star course before taking the Bronze Medallion.
3. Bronze Medallion (age 13)
4. Bronze Cross (age 14)
5. NLS (age 16)
Please refer to the Program section for more details.
The Lifesaving Society is Canada’s lifeguarding expert and provider of Canada’s single National Lifeguard Service. The NLS standard has protected Canadians for over 40 years, a service the Lifesaving Society is proud to maintain. In addition to these programs, the Lifesaving Society provides water safety services all across Canada and prepares annual public education messages and campaigns.
Bronze Medallion is not sufficient to assist a lifeguard.