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Red Cross swim kids

Swim Kids 1 – 4 (6 years and up)
Swim Kids 1
Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits and swim 5 m.

Swim Kids 2
Swimmers learn front and back glide with flutter kick, develop front swim, complete deep-water activities (assisted) and swim 10 m continuously.

Swim Kids 3
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with flutter kick, perform flutter kick unassisted, wear a PFD in deep water, float in deep water and swim 15 m continuously.

Swim Kids 4
Swimmers learn to back swim with shoulder roll and front crawl for 10 m, work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, an introduction to sculling and swim 25 m continuously.

Swim Kids 5 – 10 (6 years and up)
Swim Kids 5
Swimmers develop front crawl and learn back crawl 15 m, whip kick on back, stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back and swim 50 m continuously.

Swim Kids 6
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl to 25 m, learn elementary backstroke for 15 m, dolphin kick, tread water in deep water, perform front dive and swim 75 m continuously.

Swim Kids 7
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl to 50 m, elementary backstroke to 25 m, learn front scull, perform whip kick on front and dolphin kick, learn stride entry and swim 150 m continuously.

Swim Kids 8
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl to 75 m, elementary backstroke, learn breaststroke for 15 m, eggbeater/tread water, perform feet-first surface dive, standing shallow dive and swim 300 m continuously.

Swim Kids 9
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl to 100 m, elementary backstroke to 50 m and breaststroke to 25 m, learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive and swim 400 m continuously.

Swim Kids 10
Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl to 100 m, elementary backstroke to 50 m and breaststroke to 50 m, learn sidestroke for 25 m, perform dolphin kick (vertical), learn feet-first and head-first surface dives with underwater swim and swim 500 m continuously.

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Program comparison
Transferring from another program and not sure what level to pick?
Here’s a document that compares levels from different programs.

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Private lessons
Are you a beginner swimmer or do you just need some refining of your strokes? Group lessons not your style? Then private lessons may be what you are looking for. We have private lessons for all ages.

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Red Cross babysitting (11 – 14 years)

The Red Cross babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. Provides direction when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Standard First Aid & standard First Aid recertification (12 years and up)

A comprehensive 2-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

Valid for 3 years.

Includes:
● CPR level C
● AED training

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Learn to be a lifeguard

Step 1 – Bronze Medallion
Step 2 – Bronze Cross
Step 3 – Standard First Aid with CPR-C & AED
Step 4 – National Lifeguard Course

Bronze Medallion (13 years and up)

  • Must be 13 years of age by the last day of the course
  • Must hold a current CPR-C certification
  • Candidates are introduced to advanced lifesaving techniques, to aid them in performing challenging rescues of increased risk, with a team. This includes conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths, as well as first aid scenarios. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (400m) and fitness training skills, as well as performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies.
  • Candidates are taught an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness

Bronze Cross (13 years and up)

  • Must be 13 years of age by the last day of the course
  • Must hold a Bronze Medallion Certification (does not need to be current)
  • Must hold a current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid certification
  • Candidates expand their knowledge of advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, continuing to work with a team. This includes conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths, as well as first aid scenarios. Participants develop stroke efficiency and endurance in timed swims (400m) and fitness training skills, as well as performing patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and preventing the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies.
  • Candidates are taught an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness

National lifeguard (16 years and up)

  • Must be 16 years of age by the last day of the course
  • Must hold a Bronze Cross Certification (does not need to be current)
  • Must hold a current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid certification
  • Candidates develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principals, the confidence to use informed judgement, and a mature, responsible attitude towards the role of an aquatic first responder. This training emphasizes prevention of aquatic related emergencies, and effective rescue response in scenarios involving first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork,leadership; including the ability to lead a team of rescuers in major emergencies, and communication skills. Fitness requirements include, but are not limited to, a timed object recovery, 50m sprint, 50m rescue drill and 400m timed swim.

National lifeguard recertification (18 years and up)

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must hold a Bronze Cross Certification (does not need to be current)
  • Must hold a current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid certification
  • National Lifeguard recertification is a review of knowledge and skills from the National Lifeguard course. Recertification is granted upon the ability to meet ALL performance criteria. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the recertification course. Consistent training, and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness is important to being able to lifeguard effectively.

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Group fitness classes

Aquafit shallow
The Aquafit for everyone! Not only fun and effective, but also one of the safest classes. Water workouts mean fewer injuries because your body is assisted by the water. Water also provides twelve times greater resistance than air so you can count on a great training effect.

Senior aquafit shallow
Aquafit 60 years of age and older. Not only fun and effective, but also one of the safest classes. Water workouts mean fewer injuries because your body is assisted by the water. Water also provides twelve times greater resistance than air so you can count on a great training effect.

Aqua jog deep
Using various flotation devices, an effective way to get a total body workout without the jarring impact of dry land classes. No experience is necessary, however, the opportunities to work hard and have fun are endless!

Aqua Zumba
Zumba creates a dynamic and fun, calorie burning, easy-to-follow dance workout that will leave you wanting more.

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