Canada has a lot of water – about 9% of its area is freshwater body, and 14% is wetland (making Canada the largest wetland area in the world). Knowing about the safety and cautions to take in and around water is a critical knowledge that everyone should have, especially in Canada. Even when we travel, knowing how to swim can open a lot of opportunities and enjoy life to its fullest.
Some people are skilled swimmers, some cannot swim, and some are afraid. We all try at one point to improve our “water smartness” and skills but life gets in the way.
Why Aqua PRO Lifeguarding Canada?
Aqua PRO Lifeguarding Canada started from an idea of helping people learn the technique of swimming and the know-hows of first aid, build skills to lifesaving and command control of themselves in stressful incidents, and build confidence wherever they are, in a way that works for them.
With over 10 years of experience
at the frontline of water emergency, and
lifetime of swimming experience,
my team and I can show you
how to be safe and stay safe,
how to protect others during emergencies, and
improve your “water skills.”
Toronto is a large metropolitan with opportunities. Problem is, everything is there, and we can’t always travel to the densely packed concrete jungle.
Our location that borders Mississauga and Toronto can enable you to take flexible, affordable, and high quality courses in a more convenient location.
Public transits of both cities run and overlap the area, too.
Tel: 647-987-6053 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At AQUA PRO, we strive to offer courses that can get you doors to opportunities. Some occupations even require a level of first aid knowledge as a prerequisites for the job! We got you covered. We offer courses in swimming lessons and training, CPR, First Aids, Bronze Programs (in Star, Medallion, and Cross), and National Lifeguard Program.
These courses are designed to prepare you to react in the common and not-so-common medical emergencies that we all come across in our everyday lives.
All First Aid courses include CPR & AED training.
First Aid courses do not require any pre-requisites.
FIRST AID TRAINING
Learn to deal with injuries and medical emergencies at home, work or play. The Lifesaving Society offers three levels of training:
Basic First Aid
BFA includes how to contact emergency medical services, rescue breathing, how to treat choking and minor injuries.
Emergency First Aid
EFA is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke wounds and burns. Includes CPR-B certification. Recognized by Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.
Standard First Aid
SFA provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. 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.
When a person becomes unconscious or loses their breathing, the best hope for the victim is not the best doctor in the city, it's the person next to them. Prepare and train so you can be ready when the unexpected hits.
These courses are designed to equip you with knowledge and training of what to do when you come across unconscious and non-responsive persons.
All Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses include Choking procedures and Automated External Defibrilaltor (AED) training.
CPR courses do not require any pre-requisites.
CPR-A(Adult) teaches how to do CPR and choking procedures for adults and includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
CPR-B (Adult, Child & Infant) teaches parents, grandparents, babysitters, or child care workers the CPR and choking procedures for adults, children and infants. CPR-B includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
CPR-C (Adult, Child & Infant) covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child and infants, including two-rescuer CPR skills. CPR-C includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
CPR-HCP (Adult, Child & Infant, AR, AED, BVM) covers all aspects of CPR including rescue breathing and the use of AEDs and BVMs. This Health Care Provider (HCP) level is designed specifically for those who as part of the job description as Health Care Providers have a duty to respond to medical emergencies (e.g., doctors, nurses, paramedics, and allied health care professionals).
These courses are designed to teach you how to rescue yourself or others in any unsupervised aquatic situation such as lakes or beaches.
Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
Prerequisite: None (Swim Patrol experience recommended.)
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).
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).
These courses are designed to prepare you to be a nationally certified lifeguard.
Upon completion, you will be certified to work as a lifeguard anywhere in Canada.
National Lifeguard is Canada's only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country. It is the only lifeguard certificate recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools.
National Lifeguard certification is available in four options: Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf.
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. National Lifeguard POOL option Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.
Prerequisites: minimum 16 years of age, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid (need not be current) from one of: Lifesaving Society, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol.
Courses every weekend to accommodate every schedule. It is illegal to work with an expired NL or SFA in Ontario. Keep all your qualifications up to date with AquaPro.
Prerequisites: Certificate in which you wish to recertify, prior to its expiry date.
Our Swim Programs are offered in two formats:
our swimming pool, or your swimming pool (or your choice of swimming pool). Contact us to discuss your lesson plan.
Great for those who never learnt how to swim or is taking their first step into aquatic world. Safe for kids and seniors
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Have you decided on your course? Register with Aqua PRO and reserve a spot!
Q: What organization are you affiliated with?
A: We are affiliated with Lifesaving Society and all of our courses are WSIB approved.
Q: How do I pay?
A. We do require a $20 deposit on the day of registration e-transferred (email@example.com) to us to save your spot as classes fill up quickly. The rest of the balance can be paid via e-transfer, cash, or credit card 30 minutes prior to the first day of the course.
Q: How are the courses divided for multi-day courses?
A. If it is a one-day course, it is on a Saturday only.
If it is a two-day course, it is on a Saturday/Sunday (one weekend).
If it is a three-day course, it is on a Saturday/Sunday/Saturday (two weekends)
If it is a four-day course, it is on a Saturday/Sunday/Saturday/Sunday (two weekends)
If it is a five-d…… you get the idea.
Note: we are in the process of arranging our courses with our facilities to offer you more flexible options of weekday-evening courses for those who cannot commit to weekends, and have things going on during the weekdays.
Q: How do I get to you?
A. We are located right by Highway 427 and Burnhamthorpe Road.
By Car (from north): Exit highway 427 on Burnhamthorpe Road westbound, and quickly make lane change for southbound on The West Mall. Make a left turn on Eva Road. We are the white building on the driveway that is right in front of the ramp.
By Car (from south): Exit highway 427 on The East Mall and turn northbound, make westbound on Dundas Street, Northbound on The West Mall, turn right on Eva Road.
By TTC: Take Bus 112 from Kipling Station, exit on Eva Road stop, walk few minutes eastbound on Eva Road.
Q: Is there parking?
A. There are ground parking available at the building, and
it is free for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Q: What should I bring to your course?
A. Bring something to note (notebook, pen, pencil, laptop, tablet, etc.) to write down the materials; a lunch, snacks, and drinks are also recommended.
Depending on the course, you should also pack your swimming gear (bathing suit, goggles, etc.) as well as any necessary shower items you wish to use afterwards.
Q: What do "Advanced Fee" and "@Door Fee" mean?
A. Advanced Fee refers to payment paid prior to Thursdays 17:00 (5 PM) of the weekend of your course start date.
At the Door (@Door) Fee refers to payments made on the day of the course prior to the start of the course.
Q: I misplaced my LSS certificate. How can I prove my pre-requisites to you?
A. You can access Lifesaving Society website and search all your certifications using Find A Member search feature. You can take a screen capture of that page (showing your name, your certifications, and a verification code), print it out and bring it to course.
Q: An emergency has popped and I need to cancel… What can I do?
A. If you notify us of a cancellation prior to 24 hours before the start of the course, we can happily reschedule you to a different date at no additional cost. If you find out you cannot make the registered course and notify us within 24 hours, we will have to charge you another deposit of $20. The total sum deposit of $40 will the be used to hold your spot for the next registered date.
|CPR-A||No Prerequisites||Mainly covers Adult CPR and choking||4 Hours
|CPR-B||No Prerequisites||Mainly covers Adult and Child emergencies||4 Hours
|CPR-C||No Prerequisites||Industry standard; It is required for many of the occupations and qualifications; Covers Adult, Child, and Infant emergencies||4 Hours
|CPR-HCP||No Prerequisites||Standard requirement for medical and health professionals, like doctors, nurses, and paramedics||6 Hours
|Basic First Aid
|No Prerequisites||A great introduction to basic first aid skills and knowledge.||16 Hours
|Emergency First Aid
|No Prerequisites||Introductory first aid program that can be a bridge for other opportunities and qualifications||16 Hours
|Standard First Aid
|No Prerequisites||Industry standard; It is required for many of the occupations and qualifications||16 Hours
|Standard First Aid
|No Prerequisites||Standard requirement for medical and health professionals, like doctors, nurses, and paramedics||16 Hours
|Note: First aid certifications are allowed one (1) recertification. If you have recertified already, you are required to take the full certification course||4-8 Hours
|NL - Pool||Age 16, Standard First Aid, and Bronze Cross||National minimum standard to become a lifeguard in Canada||40 Hours
|Recertification - Pool||Current
|Reviews every aspect of National Lifeguard program concepts, including emergency management, pool supervision, accident prevention and mitigation techniques, and public relations skills.||4-8 Hours