Lifesaving courses offered at VAC during Spring Break

Please note the following courses are offered at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre during the Spring Break.  Please follow instructions on how to register and it has nothing to do with our club, so please do not contact us with any questions. Use the barcode when registering at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre.  These are open for registration at 

www.vancouver. ca  

BRONZE STAR – March 16 – 20, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Barcode to register is 274264):

Prerequisite: Recommended 12 years of age. Must be able to swim in deep water; ability to swim 400 metres in 12 minutes or less.

Bronze Star is a pre-Bronze Medallion program that helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners as they relate to water rescues, basic lifesaving and Water Smart confidence.  Level includes a 400 metre timed swim.


BRONZE MEDALLION – March 16 – 20, 2020 from 9:00 – 1:00 pm (Barcode to register is 274265)

Prerequisite: 13 years of age and up or have completed Bronze Star; ability to swim 100 metres in deep water. Ability to swim 500m in 15 minutes or less.

Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn lifesaving techniques, self-rescue, tows and carries for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Candidates develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim of (500 metres in 15 minutes).  Includes CPR-A.  There is a cost of manual as well that can be purchased at the front desk for $36 plus tax (will be available as of February 5, 2020).


BRONZE CROSS – March 16 – 20, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm (Barcode to register is 274267)

Prerequisite: Completion of Bronze Medallion - must show Bronze Medallion certification on the first day of class

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a pre-requisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard (NL) and Instructor certifications. Swimmers develop proficiency at performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries and preventing loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies while developing stroke endurance and fitness training skills. Includes a 600 metre swim in 18 minutes or less and CPR C. It is also worth two Grade 11 high school credits.