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BRENDA HAMRE-BARR...LEADING THE WAY

"What you are capable of is astounding!"

TRAINING AVAILABLE

A. Does your community need to be more active? 

* Consider offering training for local leaders to help your community help themselves...

1) SPRA Exercise Theory Course (min 24 hours)                                                            CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • Pre-course work: absolutely required (need manual & electronic assignment)
  • Course requires classroom/activity room
  • Pre-requisite to spring board you into the SPRA Specialty Certification Modules
  • Post-course: Written NFLA Theory exam - min 80% pass (w/in 6 months)

2) SPRA Aquatic Exercise Module (min 20 hours)                                                           CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

  • Pre-course work required (need manual & electronic assignment)
  • Course requires approx 8 hours of pool time throughout course as well as classroom/activity room
  • Post-course: Written NFLA Aqua exam - min 80% pass (w/in 6 months)
  • Post-course: Practical Aqua Observation - 45 to 60 minutes (w/in 6 months)
3) SPRA Older Adult Exercise Module (min 20 hours)                                                                        CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • Pre-course work required (need manual & electronic assignment)
  • Course requires classroom/activity room
  • Post-course: Practical OA Observation - 45 to 60 minutes (w/in 6 months)
  • Post-course: Written NFLA OA exam - min 80% pass (w/in 6 months)   

*In developmental stage:

  • CALA Trainer status = Vertical Water Training, Group Aqua, Water Running and Healing Waters' Specialty (Aqua Post-Rehab & Aqua Arthritis)
  • CALA Aquatic Fitness Workshops = 4 hours (e.g. Aqua Kick Box)

To inquire about any of these courses or to arrange a course in your area, please email us.

B. Is your aquatic facility under-utilized and/or under-staffed? 

      *Consider training local community members of all ages (teenagers thru retirees) 

to become aquatic professionals.

First, check out this drowning prevention message...

1) Lifesaving Society: Water Rescue (see individual course times below)

  • Rookie-Ranger-Star Patrol (10-14 hours each) - only pool needed
  • Bronze Star (12-16 hours) - pool & classroom needed
  • Bronze Medallion (20-25hours + exam) - pool (80%) & classroom (20%)                                                       Pre-requisite: 13 yrs OR Bronze Star award
  • Bronze Cross (20-24hours + exam) - pool & classroom needed                                                                        Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion award only

2) Lifesaving Society Swim for Life-Lifesaving Instructor (40-44 hours)


Prerequisites: Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross or higher AND 15 years of age

  • Gives instructors all the tools they need to teach learn-to-swim levels through lifesaving levels like Bronze Cross
  • Helps aquatic staff create long-term succession planning
  • Course requires up to 26 hours of pool time throughout course as well as classroom/activity room

...Post-Course: In Saskatchewan, must work with an appointed volunteer Bronze mentor 

on the planning, teaching and examining of each Bronze Medallion & 

each Bronze Cross course until one full mentorship is successfully completed.

3) Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (approx 60 hours)

Prerequisites: Swim Kids Level 10 ability, Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross or Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard certification, AND 15 years of age

NEW: WSI Candidate training now requires four components:

  • Strokes & Skills Evaluation (6+hrs) = Trainer required (in-person)
  • On-line Training (15-25hrs) = Virtual Trainer assistance only (6hrs)
  • Teaching Experience (8+hrs) = 4hrs consecutive hours for Swim Preschool & 4hrs consecutive hours for Swim Kids ...require two experienced Supervising WSIs on staff (Trainer presence not required)
  • Classroom & Pool (24+hrs) = Trainer required (in-person)


4) National Lifeguard - Pool Option (40 hours+exam) ...pool lifeguard training        CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE


Prerequisites: 15 years old + Bronze Cross certification + Standard First Aid AND CPR C (i.e. Aquatic Emergency Care certification or Standard First Aid/CPR C/AED certification from Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St.John Ambulance, or Canadian Ski Patrol)

  • Creates DECK-READY lifeguards!
  • Course requires approx 25+ hours of pool time throughout the course as well as classroom/activity room

 To inquire about any of the above or to arrange a course in your area, please email us. 

C. Need more local people &/or staff trained in CPR, First Aid , &/or AED use?

*Look no further than the following options; Instructor and training willing to come to you...

1) CPR & Automated External Defibrillation training (CPR/AED) ...4 to 8 hours

  • CPR A/AED (4hrs) = Treating Adults only (1 rescuer CPR)
  • CPR C/AED (6hrs) = Treating Adults, Children & Infants (1 & 2 rescuer CPR)
  • CPR HCP/AED (8hrs) = Treating Adults, Children & Infants (1 & 2 rescuer + Bag-Valve-Mask use + Rescue Breathing)

2) Emergency First Aid training (EFA/CPR A/AED) ...approx 8 hours

  • Includes handling of the "ABCs" = imminent life-threatening emergenices (i.e. CPR A/AED AND breathing & cardiovascular emergencies)

3) Standard First Aid training (SFA/CPR C/AED) ...16 to 18 hours

  • Includes = all previous "EFA & CPR C/AED" content + bone-muscle-joint emergencies + head/spine injuries + diabetic emergencies + seizures + environmental emergencies (i.e. heat & cold issues + poisonings)

4) Aquatic Emergency Care training (AED/CPR C/AED) ...20 hours + exam 

  • Includes = all SFA & CPR C/AED content above + basic aquatic spinals + shallow water first aid situations 

To inquire about these courses, to arrange a course in your area or to discuss additional training not listed above, please email us. 

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