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Want to know what is happening at the Hanover Aquatic Centre? Find Pool Schedule, Admission, Swim Lessons, Swim Programs & Advance Courses below. 

Town of Hanover & COVID-19
Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. 

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19. 

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

P & H Centre | Closure Notice 
The Town of Hanover's first priority continues to be the health and safey of our residents, staff and the visitors to our community. As a result of Premier Ford's ammouncement on December 21 regarding a provincewide shutodwn, the P & H Centre will be closed as of 12:01am on December 24 until further notice. 

What is affected? 
This will affect all regularly scheduled activities, including; public skates and drop-in skate programs, all third party ice and facility rentals, walking track and all Aquatic Centre programming including public swims. We will share updates as they become available. For patrons who have paid for aquatic drop in programs a credit will be applied to your account to be used for future visits. 

Pool Membership Holders 
Those who have active pool memberships at this time will be planced on hold. Further communication will occur directly with membership holders as updated information becomes available. 

Swim Lessons | Winter 2021 Session 
Winter 2021 swim lessons have been cancelled. Watch for more information about Spring 2021 lessons. 

Advanced Aquatic Courses
Advanced Courses have been modified to accommodate facility closure. For updated dates and times refer to the Advanced Courses tab below. 

 

Please delay your visit if you:

  • Have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath or a combination of muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, or runny nose.
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • Have been in close contact with a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.
  

  • All programs will have a reduced maximum capacity based on physical distancing requirements.
  • Swimmers must pre-register in advance. To register go to hanover.ca/e-services and click on ‘Register Now’.
  • Masks/Face coverings must be worn when at the P & H Centre as per the Ontario Provincial Order, Regulation 364/20, unless exempt as per the Regulation. Removal of masks/face coverings are permitted for aquatic program participant. Masks/face coverings are to be worn until time of the pool program and when exiting the pool deck. and use of the changeroom. 
  • Patrons are asked to come with their bathing attire on and will enter through Changeroom C (family changeroom). Once the program has been completed patrons will be able to complete a quick 10 minute change in the designated changerooms. Lockers and showers will not be available.
  • Physical distancing requirements as per Province of Ontario directive will be enforced.
  • Customers will enter from the east or west entrances of the P & H Centre. Follow the signs or directions from the Parks, Recreation & Culture staff. Exiting patrons are to yield to those entering the facility.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before the beginning of your program. Patrons will be permitted on the pool deck 5 minutes prior to the start of the program.
  • Check in for your program with the customer service staff or aquatic staff on deck when customer service is closed.
  • Patrons are to remove shoes/boots before coming onto the deck and leave them outside the changerooms or place them in a bag and carry them out on deck. 
  • On the pool deck there will be designated areas for patrons to leave their swim bag and belongings.
  • Patrons must use on-deck shower prior to entering the pool. Please maintain physical distancing.
  • Washroom facilities will be available as needed.
  • Changerooms open for changing after your swim program. At the end of the program, exit and promptly change in the designated changeroom. 
  • There will be NO equipment available for use, except for lifejackets/PFDs. Lifejackets/PFDs must be returned to “Used” bin for cleaning prior to next use.
  • Swimmers may bring their own equipment (e.g., flutter board, pull buoy). All pool equipment must be appropriate for the program and clean.
  • Sauna, slide, rope, and mushroom will NOT be available.
  • Wading pool and swirl pool will only be available at designated times during lane swims and will not be available during Aquafit programs. (For use of the swirl pool customers need to pre-register in the appropriate lane swim program.) Wading & Swirl Pool designated availability during Lane Swims:
    • Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Saturday Morning Lane Swim: 7:30 – 8:00am
    • Monday – Friday Noon Lane Swim: 12:00 - 1:00pm | Sunday: 11:45 -12:45pm
    • Tuesday | Thursday Evening Lane Swim: 8:45 – 9:15pm
  • In order to be respectful to others please do not register for a swim you do not plan to attend. Participants can register for a swim up to 12 hours before the start of a swim.
  • Patrons who do not show up for their registered program 10 minutes after the start time will forfeit their participation in the program.
  • Swim patrons who pre-register for an aquatic program and do not attend without advance notice will not be refunded their money. If the swim patron has a membership or pass they will receive a verbal warning on their first occurrence. Subsequent occurrences may result in membership suspension.
 

Please note: Our Re-Opening FAQ Question and Answer section is continually evolving and will be updated as new details emerge. We anticipate additional questions and logistics to consider as we move through the re-opening process. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Last Updated: December 3, 2020

AQUATICS

Can the virus be spread through swimming pools?
According to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus.”
We are required through legislation to maintain chlorine levels and test our pool water every 2 hours when open. 

When will Advanced Courses be offered?
Advance Courses will be offered Winter 2021 and Spring 2021. For a full list of what is being offered click on the Advanced Course accordion tab below.  

When will lessons be offered?
Next round of lessons will be offered Winter 2021. REMINDER: Children registered in Swimmer 3 and below will require a parent/guardian in the water with them. Parent/guardians will providing physical manipulation and safety supervision. Instructors will be teaching from the deck and will only enter the pool in case of an emergency or for physical demonstration (if required). Watch social media and Town website for updates.

Are changerooms available?
Patrons are asked to come with their bathing attire on and will enter through Changeroom C. Once the program has been completed patrons will be able to complete a quick 10 minute change in the designated changerooms. Lockers and showers will not be available. 

Is the Sauna available?
Sauna is closed as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulation.

Is the slide, rope, swirl pool, mushroom open?
The slide, rope and mushroom area are not available at this time. We are considering our plan for cleaning and sanitization and physical distancing for these amenities. The swirlpool is available for specified swim programs.

How long will the pool schedule go for? 
The initial pool schedule is September 21 to November 1, 2020. Subsequent pool schedules will be promoted in advance of their start date.

Will equipment be available?
Only PFD’s will be made available. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment as long as it is program appropriate and clean. 

Will the viewing room be available to view my child?
Standing view only. No chair at this time. We are encouraging minimal spectators at this time. You can bring your own clean lawn chair. 

What if I don’t register for a drop-in program? Will I be able to go swimming?
If the program is not at its maximum capacity, you would be able to attend swimming.

I have a membership and don’t want to return to swimming until a vaccine is available. Can I put a hold on my swim membership? Can I cancel my membership?
We are offering the opportunity to maintain your membership on hold until January 1, 2021. An update will be provided at that time regarding further options. To place a hold on your membership please email Lyndsay Regier at lregier@hanover.ca by September 20, 2020.

How do I register for the drop in aquatic programs? If I don’t have a computer can I register for the drop in aquatic programs?
Download pre-registration instructions. During customer service hours, our staff may assist you with registering in person or over the phone should you not have access to a computer.

Will any aquatic programs be offered? Ie. Waterpolo, Lifesaving Fundamentals Club, Water jog, Aqua Float?
At this time programs that require shared equipment will not be offered. 

Will schools be coming for swimming lessons?
This will be the decision of the respective schools and classes. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher or school principal.

I registered to attend a swim program but I am not able to attend. How do I cancel my registration?
Please contact 519.364.2310 x 0 as soon as possible.

I did not attend the swim program that I pre-registered for and I didn’t notify of my absence, do I get a refund?
Credits on accounts will only be provided if advance notice is provided. Should you be a membership or pass holder and you are a ‘no show’ for a program, a verbal warning will be provided on your first occurrence. Subsequent ‘no show’ occurrences may result in a suspension of your membership.

Why aren’t there more aquatic programs included on the schedule?
We will be assessing our aquatic schedule, based on demand and program attendance.

Why are Town staff constantly reminding me about physical distancing and face covering?
These are new and challenging times and we are all bound to forget! Staff will provide friendly and gentle reminders to individuals about our new protocols.

Will you have a Lost & Found?
Unfortunately, no. Patrons need to be extra diligent with their belongings. We will not be keeping Lost & Found containers therefore any items found (excluding keys, wallets/purses, jewelry) will be donated to local charities.

What happens if there is an outbreak at the facility?
Our staff work with the Grey Bruce Public Health for contact tracing. That is one reason why pre-registration is so important. We will inform patrons of the situation of a positive case of COVID-19. Public health will provide direction regarding any next steps.
Again, patrons should follow all public health guidelines, including staying home if you are feeling ill, answering the self screening questions, physical distancing of at least 2 meters, wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing proper sneezing hygiene.



Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre 

Before visiting the HRAC please read the COVID-19 safety procedures above.
All drop-in programs requrie pre-registration before attending. To register for your aquatic programs click on the 'Register Now!' image below. 

Need help registering?  Download registration guide

 
TYPE
 
1 VISIT

10 VISIT PASS

20 VISIT PASS

6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPYEARLY MEMBERSHIP
                
Preschool (Under 4 years) $3.75 $31.88 $60.00 $113.11 $183.00
Student (5 to 17 years) $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $174.64 $277.98
Senior (65+ years)  $4.75 $40.38 $76.00 $174.64 $277.98
Adult (18 years & older) $5.50 $46.75 $88.00 $216.56 $363.18
Aquafit $6.75 $60.75 $121.50 $216.56 $363.18
Family (same household, max. 5) $12.25 $104.13 $196.00 $374.48 $609.07
Additional Family Members $2.50 each HST included where applicable    
6 MONTH PASS INCLUDES: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
YEAR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid for 1 year from date of purchase.


To register for Drop-In aquatic programs
 
Need help registering? Use our 'How to Guide' for step by step procedure. CLICK HERE

Children under 10 years who are non-swimmers MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio 2:1. Children who are 8 & 9 years that are strong swimmers may take the facility swim test to determine if they can enter the pool by themselves. Children 7 years & under MUST be accompanied by an individual 14 years or older. (Public Pools Regulation, Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act Reg. 565 s.17.21 and Lifesaving Society's Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulations, Section 17. updated July 2018)

Pool Admission Standards
For more details about the swim admission click here.

Code of Behaviour
The Town of Hanover endeavours to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment to all participants and staff members for the duration of its programs. The guidelines have been developed to ensure that all involved are aware of acceptable behaviour. Course language, physical and aggressive behaviour, inappropriate or uncooperative behaviour will be recorded, reported and may result in removal from the program and/or facility.

  

  • Membership and Pass holders will also need to pre-register for aquatic programs. When you register you will not be required to pay online if your membership card is linked to your account. Once you arrive for your swim you will swipe your card to check in.
  • All memberships will be extended for customers who have 6 month and annual memberships during the closure due to COVID relative to your expiry date. Example: Membership expired May 1, 2020 the new expiry date with the closure extension will be November 9, 2020.
  • Membership holders have the option to continue to remain on hold until January 1, 2021 if they do not wish to return to the aquatic centre at this time. If you wish to extend the hold on your membership please email Lyndsay Regier lregier@hanover.ca or call 519.364.2310 x 2135 by September 20, 2020.
 

Lane Swim

  • Lanes will be divided into fast, medium and single. Pool patrons in fast and medium lanes will be required to swim in a loop cooperatively. The single lane will have 1 person or members of the same household.
  • Swimmers are only to reserve 1 lane per session.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to wrap up their practice with 5 minutes remaining in reserved time slot.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.
  • Swirl pool and wading pool will only be available at designated times during lane swims and will not be available during Aquafit programs. For use of the swirl pool, customers need to pre-register in the appropriate lane swim program. Wading & swirl pool designated availability during Lane Swims: 
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday | 7:30 – 8:00am
    • Monday-Friday | 12:00 - 1:00pm
    • Sunday | 11:45am – 12:45pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday | 8:45 – 9:15pm

Aquafit Swim 

  • Participants will make use of lane markings on the bottom of the pool and on visual markers on deck to support physical distancing during aquatic fitness programs.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.
  • Wading & swirl pool are not available.

Adult & Tot Swim

  • Adult & Tot $5.50, additional preschoolers $3.75 each. Children must be under 7 years old.
  • Admission standards must be followed. Maximum 2 children per adult for children 7 & under - Children are to be within arms’ reach of adult.
  • Registration is required for everyone attending Adult & Tot swim.
  • 2m social distancing between user groups must be observed at all time.
  • Mushroom feature will be closed.

Adult/Senior Swim

  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean. These items cannot be shared with people not in your household
  • 2m social distancing between user groups must be observed at all time.
  • Sauna is NOT available as per Provincial Stage 3 Re-opening Regulations.

Toonie/Family Swim

  • Pre-registration is required. Please register to reserve your spot for each person who wishes to swim.
  • Admission standards must be followed. Maximum 2 children per adult for children 7 & under or under 10 that have not passed the swim test.
  • Children are to be within arms’ reach of adult.
  • Equipment (flutter boards, pull buoys) will not be available during program. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is appropriate for the program and is clean. These items cannot be shared with people not in your household.
  • Standard admission rates and policy applies.
  • Sauna, slide, rope and mushroom feature will NOT be available.
 

Swim Lessons | Winter 2021 Session
Winter 2021 lessons have been cancelled. 

Please review the changes to our aquatic programs before registering for lessons. 

Parent/Guardian Expectations
Swimmer 3 & below 
Parent/Guardian are required in the water with their child. Parent/guardian will be providing physical manipulation and safety supervision. Each participant and parent/guardian combo will be required to self-monitor for physical distancing from other participants both on deck and in the water. 

Swimmer 4 & up
 
No parent/guardian in the water and no physical manipulation will occur. Participants will have a marker on the deck to support self-monitoring of physical distancing both on deck and in the water. 

Instructor Expectations
Instructors on deck provide safety supervision and instruction both verbally and visually. Instructors are only to enter the water (if required) to provide physical demonstrations distanced a minimum of 2m from participants & parents OR as required for emergency response.

Swimmer Expectations
Upon entering the deck area, participants are to make their way to designated class area and will use temporary bench markers (coloured pylons) that detail where to leave belongings and wait until they receive further directions from instructor. Participants are to self-monitor physical distancing with reminder support from parent/guardians, Deck Supervisor and Instructors.

Spectator Expectations
Only participants and required guardian/parent will be permitted on deck. All others will be encouraged to make use of the viewing area if needing to be at the facility and limit the number of spectators (e.g. one per participant). Viewing room will be standing room only. No chairs or tables. 

Arrival & Exit
Participants are asked to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to their class start accessing the deck through the family changeroom (remove shoes prior to entering the deck) and we ask you to leave the deck promptly following a towel off through designated change rooms.

We are excited to offer you the ability to easily and securely view and purchase programs, memberships and passes online!  

Our Online Registration System is:
Fast! No more line ups.
Easy! Memberships are just a few clicks away.
Timely! With anytime, around the clock access.
Convenient! Purchase from the comfort of your home.
Secure! Your account information remains private.

Create your Account Online or Register Now 

 519.364.2310  
269 7th Avenue Hanover, ON N4N 2H5

Waitlists
If a class was filled when you are registering, you can be placed on a waitlist for the class. If a spot becomes available you will be contacted by phone or email to register. 

Class Transfers
You can switch classes prior to lesson #2, if there is space available.


 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Program Description 
PARENT & TOT 1 (Starfish) 4 - 12 months. With a caregiver, the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD's and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PARENT & TOT 2 
(Duck) 12 - 24 months.
With a caregiver, the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, and introduction to entries with a PFD. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PARENT & TOT 3 
(Turtle) 2 - 3 years.
With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child.
PRESCHOOL A1 
(Sea Otter 1) 3 - 5 years.
Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m assisted. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PRESCHOOL A2  
(Sea Otter 2) 3 - 5 Years.
Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m unassisted. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PRESCHOOL B  
(Salamander) 3 - 5 years.
Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PRESCHOOL C  
(Sunfish) 3 - 5 years.
Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5-7m unassisted. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PRESCHOOL D 
(Crocodile) 3 - 5 years. 
Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7-9m unassisted. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
PRESCHOOL E  
(Whale) 3 - 5 years. 
Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
BEGINNER 1
6 - 8 years. 
This is an introductory class for children aged 6 to 8 with little or no experience in the water. Participants will learn head and face submersion, front/back and side swim (assisted). The swim instructor works to ensure that the participants become comfortable in the water and have fun developing a basic foundation of water skills. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
SWIMMER 1  
(SWIM KIDS 1) 6+ years.
Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
SWIMMER 2  
(SWIM KIDS 2 & 3) 
6+ years.
Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10-15m. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
SWIMMER 3  
(SWIM KIDS 4) 
6+ years.
Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20-25m. Parent/guardian are required in the water with their child. 
SWIMMER 4  
(SWIM KIDS 5) 
6+ years.
Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m.
SWIMMER 5 
(SWIM KIDS 6) 
6+ years. 
Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 100m.
SWIMMER 6  
(SWIM KIDS 7) 
6+ years.
Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m.
SWIMMER 7  
(SWIM KIDS 8) 
6+ years.
Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m.
SWIMMER 8  
(SWIM KIDS 9)
8+ years.
Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m.
SWIMMER 9  
(SWIM KIDS 10)
8+ years.
Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m.
SWIMMER 10 
8+ years.
Advanced Swimmers develop each stroke over 100m. They also learn lifesaving skills such as entries with aids, and removals of unconscious victims. First aid focuses on treatment of victims with bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Fitness swim is 600m.

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons 
Private and semi-private lessons are available for swimmers who need assistance mastering a particular skill or stroke. A few lessons with private instruction will leave the individual ready to continue with group lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. To arrange private or semi-private lessons call the aquatic Centre at 519.364.2310. Private and semi-private participants will be required to follow the same expectations as listed above. Swimmer 3 & below - parent/guardian in the water. Swimmer 4 & up - parnet/guardian not required. 

Advanced Aquatic Courses 

Advanced courses have been modified to accommodate the facility being closed. Please refer the new dates and times below. 

 

Course & Description  Date & Time Code  Cost 
Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
This course develops physical fitness, decision making and judgment skills for water rescue. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered.Prerequisite: 13 years of age (prior to exam) or Bronze Star award
Mondays | March 1 - May 17
4:30 - 7:00pm 

EXAM | Monday May 31
4:30 - 6:30pm 

*Cancelled March 15, April 5 & May 24
7490 $191.55
Bronze Cross | CPR-C | Standard First Aid
This course teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and the use of special equipment. Spinal injury management techniques are also covered. 100% Attendance is mandatory. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion | Emergency First Aid | CPR-B
Mondays | March 1 - May 17
4:30 - 7:30pm 

EXAM | Monday May 31
5:30 - 7:30pm 

*Cancelled March 15, April 5 & May 24
7489 $292.25
Assistant Swim Instructor with High Five
Through classroom learning and in-water practice, the Assistant Instructor course prepares candidates to help instructors with swimming and lifesaving skills. Candidates are introduced to key principles of learning and teaching while they master basic progressions. The roles and responsibilities of instructors and their assistants including the principles of healthy child development are emphasized. Candidates must complete 18 apprenticeship hours during the course. 100% Attendance is mandatory. Prerequisite: 14 years of age, Bronze Cross. 
Saturday March 27
10:00am - 6:00pm 

Sunday March 28 
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Saturday May 8 
10:00am - 6:00pm 
7488 $224.00
Swim Instructor
This course prepares you to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim For Life Program. Successful candidates will receive certification as a Swim for Life Instructor upon successful completion of the course. Candidates will acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, emergency response skills and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Prerequisite: Bronze Cross, Assistant Swim Instructor & 15 years of age by the beginning of the course. 100% Attendance is mandatory.
Friday June 4
4:30 - 9:30pm 

Saturday June 5 
9:00am - 6:00pm 

Sunday June 6 
9:00am - 6:00pm 
7505 $206.92
National Lifeguard (NL)
This intensive 40-hour course will train candidates in advanced water rescue, emergency care and aquatic supervision. Emphasis will be on accident prevention, leadership, teamwork and communication. NL is the standard lifeguarding certification across Canada.
Prerequisite: Bronze Cross (need not be current), 15 years of age by the beginning of the course. Must hold a valid Standard First Aid certificate to register in the course. 100% attendance is mandatory to complete the course.
Friday April 9 & 16 
5:00 - 9:00pm 

Saturday April 10 & 17 
10:00am - 7:00pm 

Sunday April 11 & 18 
9:00am - 6:00pm 
7503 $327.05
National Lifeguard Recertification
Lifeguards are legally required to re-certify their qualifications every two years. This clinic will update lifeguards on the latest developments in training techniques and statistical research.
Sunday May 30 
2:30 - 7:30pm 
7504 $93.57
Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid Recertification
Recertification candidates must hold an original Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid to be able to recertify.
Sunday May 30 
8:30am - 2:00pm 
7502 $85.24