A Lifesaving Society Program

The Distinction Award encourages a maturity of response to demanding aquatic emergency situations and is designed to develop advanced water rescue skill and knowledge, and an understanding of the principles of fitness training. Distinction challenges include implications of assuming responsibility in an emergency, how to deal with two victims at once, and rescue of a non-breathing spinal-injured victim. Inherent in the name of the award, lifesavers must perform every item with distinction.

This award is an effective way to build new skills and maintain your swim fitness level while waiting to take your National Lifeguard course.

Prerequisites: Bronze Cross

Required Materials: The Canadian Lifesaving Manual, CPR mask, gloves

Candidates will be required to bring a clean long-sleeve shirt, pants and shoes that will be worn into the pool to complete specific course components.

100% attendance is required for successful completion of the course.

Course Cost: $380 incl. HST


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Sundays 5:15 – 8:00 pm