Future Lifeguard Training
PEI Provincial Parks is offering Lifesaving training at Cabot Provincial Park on Saturdays and Sundays from August 5 to August 20, 2017. The course runs from 12:00 to 5:00 pm each day.
This is a combination course including both courses required before becoming a lifeguard - Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross.
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 metre timed swim.
Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an
introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. This course includes a timed 600 metre swim.
This is a perfect opportunity to begin training for a lifeguard position with PEI Provincial Parks in the future.
How old must I be to register?
You must be at least 13 years of age to register. Additionally, you should be able to swim 50 to 100 metres continuously.
How much does it cost for the training?
The cost is $60 including course book and award fees.
To register and/or for more information, contact:
Provincial Lifeguard Coordinator
PEI Provincial Parks