Brenda Hamre-Barr ...Leading the Way - "What you are capable of is astounding!"
Training Options Available 

A.  Does your community need to be more active? Train local fitness leaders to help your community help themselves: 

1) SPRA Exercise Theory Course - min 24 hours
    • 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)
 
2SPRA Aquatic Exercise Module - min 20 hours
    • 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)
 
    • Pre-course work required (need manual & electronic assignment)
    • Course requires classroom/activity room
    • Post-course: Written NFLA OA exam - min 80% pass (w/in 6 months)
    • Post-course: Practical OA Observation - 45 to 60 minutes (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? Train local community members of all ages to become aquatic professionals: 

First, check out this drowning prevention message...  


  • 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 & classroom needed               
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 - 44 hours
Prerequisites:  16 years old & Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross

  • 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 & Cross courses until one full mentorship is successfully completed.
 

Prerequisites:  Swim Kids Level 10 ability & EFA or Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross or Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard certification & 15 years old 

  • NEW ...Training now requires 4 components in the following order:
    • 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 ...only require two trained Supervising WSIs
    • Classroom & Pool (24+hrs) = Trainer required in-person

 
4) National Lifeguard Pool Option - 40 hours (+exam) ...lifeguard training
Prerequisites: 16 years old + Bronze Cross certification + Aquatic Emergency Care certification or Standard First Aid/CPR C/AED certification (from Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St.John Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol ONLY)

  • 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.  Do more people in your community need training in CPR, First Aid or using an Automated External Defibrillator?  If so, consider: 

1) 
CPR (Levels A-C) & Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training - 4 to 8 hours 
  • CPR A/AED (4hrs) = Treating Adults only (1 rescuer)
  • CPR C/AED (6hrs) = Treating Adults, Children & Infants (1 & 2 rescuer)
  • CPR HCP/AED (8hrs) = Treating Adults, Children & Infants (1 & 2 rescuer + BVM + ResBr)
 
2) Emergency First Aid training (EFA/CPR A/AED) - 8 hours
*Handling ABCs = CPR A/AED + breathing and cardiovascular emergencies 

3) Standard First Aid training (SFA/CPR C/AED) - 16 to 18 hours
*Includes = 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 (AEC/CPR C/AED) - 20 hours + exam
*Includes = SFA & CPR C/AED content + 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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