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You’re an adolescent of 11 years old or older and you’ve decided to become a babysitter; are you prepared for this important responsibility? For example, do you know how to: -Feed a baby or change a diaper? -Prepare a simple meal? -Play games with children of all ages? -Prevent injuries and keep children safe? -Handle an emergency if one happens? A good babysitter knows all of these things and more. Learning them can be easy and fun with the Babysitting Course.
- In deep water, demonstrate deep and shallow head- and foot-first entries from a height (max. 1 m).
- Backward roll entry wearing shirt and long pants. Swim 10-15 m or yd. remove and inflate pants. Form a huddle for 1 min. with 2 or more others.
- Demonstrate ability to recover an unconscious victim from deep water to the surface & carry to nearest point of safety.
- Demonstrate a 5 m head-up approach into a head-first surface dive to retrieve object from a depth between 2 and 3 m or yd. Surface with object and eggbeater kick 5 m or yd. to start point.
- Demonstrate a 25 m or yd. head-up approach into a foot-first surface dive to retrieve a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object (maximum depth 2 m). Carry object to point of entry. Exit water and demonstrate rescue breathing on a manikin.
- In deep water, support self for 3 minutes during which support a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object for 1 minute.
- Wearing a shoulder loop and line, swim a 100m individual medley in 3 min. or less (100 yd. in 2:40 min.) as follows: 25 m or yd. each of lifesaving kick, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle.
- Swim 400 m in 12 min. or better (400 yd. in 10:45 min.) using freestyle or any combination of strokes of the swimmer’s choice.
- Demonstrate ability to find and count pulse and respiration rates on a partner. Demonstrate ability to find and count own pulse.
- Demonstrate single-rescuer CPR on a manikin.
- Demonstrate the immobilization of a possible spinal-injured breathing victim on land.
- a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer, a non-swimmer, an unconscious victim and an injured victim. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer; and to recognize an unconscious and an injured victim.
- Demonstrate ability to perform and to recognize 3 different hand signals.
- Walk the perimeter of the aquatic facility to locate a submerged object within 30 sec.
- Search an area with both shallow and deep water (max. depth 2 m).
- With a partner, perform a low-risk rescue of a non-swimmer or a victim with external bleeding. Assist victim to safety showing ability to avoid direct contact. Perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.
- Rescue an unconscious, non-breathing victim in deep water. Return with the victim to the beach, dock or poolside. Untrained bystanders assist in victim removal. Perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.
Bronze Medallion (18-20 hr.): teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 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 m timed swim.Bronze Medallion is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario’s Recreational Camp Regulation 568. Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current). Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate most items, but only Bronze Cross Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date. Candidate recognition: Bronze Medallion medal, Bronze Medallion Award crest, certification card. Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual
- *Demonstrate accuracy in throwing buoyant aids. Throw a distance of 8 m placing the aid within 1 m of the centre of a target 3 times out of 4.
- *Simulate self-rescue techniques for the following circumstances:
- Moving water
- Swamped or capsized boat
- *Starting in the water, demonstrate 20 m or yd. head-up approach, surface dive to recover a submerged victim or manikin, and return to the starting point using a control carry to support and carry the victim.
- *Demonstrate 3 defences from the front, side, and rear and 3 releases from the front, side, and rear. Assume a ready position and communicate verbally after each defence or release.
- *Swim head-up 6 x 25 m or yd. maintaining a consistent pace and work-to-rest ratio. Check your pulse after the last repeat.
- *Swim 500 m or 550 yd. in 15 minutes or better using any combination of strokes of the candidate’s choice.
- *Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin, including:
- Adult and child victims
- Complications in resuscitation (e.g. vomiting)
- Adaptations (e.g. mouth-to-nose, stoma)
- *a) Simulate the treatment of a conscious adult or child with an obstructed airway. b) Simulate the treatment of an unconscious adult or child with an obstructed airway.
- Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care of a victim suffering from the following circulatory emergencies:
- Heart attack or angina
- External bleeding
- Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
- *Walk around an aquatic environment scene, evaluate the ongoing activities, and where appropriate, model safe aquatic leisure choices.
- Recover and immobilize a conscious breathing victim with a suspected cervical spinal injury in shallow water. Demonstrate recovery and immobilization with both a face-up and a face-down victim. Recruit and direct bystanders to assist.
- *Perform a logical underwater search of a specified area to maximum depth of 3 m.
- Perform a non-contact rescue in an aquatic situation designed to emphasize a low-risk rescue, victim care, removals with bystander assistance, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
- Perform a rescue of a non-breathing victim located in deep water, 5 m from a point of safety. The situation involves an unsupervised environment and is designed to emphasize victim care, removals with bystander assistance, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
- Perform a rescue of a distressed or drowning victim in open water, requiring a 20 m or yd. approach and 20 m or yd. return. The situation is designed to require either a contact or non-contact rescue with emphasis on victim recognition and appropriate care.
Bronze Cross (18-20 hr.): 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. Includes a timed 600 m swim.Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario Regulation 565 governing public swimming pools. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current). Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate most items, but only Bronze Cross Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date. Candidate recognition: Bronze Cross medal, Bronze Cross Award crest, certification card. Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual
- *Starting on a deck, dock, or beach, demonstrate an entry and swim a 50 m or yd. head-up approach with a shoulder loop and line or rescue tube to a passive victim or manikin, and then tow the victim 50 m or yd. to safety.
- *Swim head-up for 2 sets of 6 x 25 m or yd. while maintaining a consistent pace and work-to-rest ratio. Rest for 1 minute between sets. Check your pulse after the last repeat in each set.
- *Swim 600 m or 650 yd. in 18 minutes or better using any combination of strokes of the candidate’s choice.
- *Demonstrate primary assessment of a conscious victim and an unconscious victim, including:
- Level of consciousness
- Major bleeding
- Mechanism of injury
- Vital signs
- Head-to-toe survey
- *Demonstrate rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin, including:
- Adult, child, and infant victims
- Complications in resuscitation (e.g. vomiting)
- Adaptations (e.g. mouth-to-nose, stoma)
- *Demonstrate 2-rescuer adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin.
- *a) Simulate the treatment of a conscious adult or child with an obstructed airway. *b) On a manikin, demonstrate the treatment of a conscious infant with an obstructed airway. *c) Simulate the treatment of an unwitnessed unconscious adult, child, or infant with an unobstructed airway.
- *Demonstrate the care and treatment of a victim suffering from hypothermia.
- *Walk an aquatic environment scene, evaluate the ongoing activities, and demonstrate how to educate peers about safe aquatic leisure choices. Evaluate and correct, where appropriate, hazardous conditions in unsupervised areas.
- Recover and immobilize a face-down breathing victim with a suspected cervical spinal injury found in deep water. Transport to shallow water. Recruit and direct a trained bystander to assist. Demonstrate the ability to manage vomiting while maintaining immobilization.
- *Using bystanders, organize a logical underwater search of an area with both shallow and deep water to maximum depth of 3 metres.
- Perform a rescue involving 2 or more victims. One victim requires rescuer assistance, while the other victim(s) can follow directions for self-rescue and assist as bystanders once at the point of safety. The situation is designed to emphasize communication skills, victim care, removals, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
- Perform a rescue of a submerged, non-breathing, and pulseless victim. The situation is designed to emphasize victim care, removal, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
- *Perform a rescue of an injured victim in a situation in which there are 2 rescuers. The rescue requires a 50 m or yd. approach and a 50 m or yd. return. The situation is designed to emphasize either contact or non-contact rescues, victim care, removals, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
- Perform a rescue of a victim suffering injuries or conditions in a situation that emphasizes rescuer response to deteriorating circumstances and requires the use of bystanders. The rescue requires a 20 m or yd. approach and a 20 m or yd. return.
The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Prerequisites: 15 years of age & Bronze Cross
National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge. The National Lifeguard training program is designed for lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding experts. Prerequisites: 15 years of age, Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Workplace Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification. The first aid program is not restricted to aquatic candidates.