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We are hiring Lifeguards and instructors! Check out the job description below:

Lifeguard/Instructor

Please apply, in writing, with a résumé, cover letter, and a YMCA of Kingston
Employment Application Form to
YMCA of Kingston, Aquatics Supervisor
100 Wright Crescent
Kingston, ON, K7L 4T9
Fax: (613) 549-0654

We can help you pay for your lifeguard and instructor training! Contact Angela to learn more about Aquatics Scholarships!

Upcoming Certifications & Recertifications:

For more detailed times, dates and program descriptions please view our seasonal program guide.

If you have questions about these programs please give us a call anytime at (613) 546-2647 ext. 502 to speak with aquatics programming staff.

– Bronze Star course – Apr 30th – Jun 25th
– Bronze Medallion – May 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14 (1 course)
– Bronze Cross – May 19, 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28
– National Lifeguard Service (NLS) – Jun 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 (1 course)
– Standard First Aid & CPR ‘C’ – Apr 8 & 9
– Standard First Aid & CPR ‘C’ – June 3 & 4
– Water Safety Instructors – Jun 2-4 & 9-11 (1 course)
– National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Recert. – Jun 25
– Standard First Aid & CPRS ‘C’ Recert. – Apr 9
– Standard First Aid & CPRS ‘C’ Recert. – Jun 4

 

Lifeguard Training Course Descriptions:

Standard First Aid & CPR-C Standard First Aid 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 a pone and joint injuries, chest injuries and medical emergencies. This includes a CPR – C Certification.

ymca_0305Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course

The Water Safety Instructor Course prepares candidates to instruct the Red Cross Swim programs. Candidates focus on strategies to introduce and develop swimming and water safety skills. Candidates are required to attend and participate in 100% of all course components. Required Materials are included in the cost of course and will be given to candidates on the first day; WSI Instructor Work Book, Swim Deck Book, PIN and password for online components

Pre-requisites

  • 15 years or older by the last day of the Course
  • Bronze Cross (need not be current)
  • Perform the water safety skills and strokes to meet the highest level of performance criteria

Course Components:

  • Skills Evaluation
  • Online
  • Teaching Experience
  • Classroom & Pool

Candidates must bring:

  • Bathing suit, towel and change of clothes
  • Proof of pre-requisites (certification cards)
  • Whistle
  • Pens and notebook

Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Course

The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares individuals to organize, plan, teach and evaluate lifesaving and first aid skills and resuscitation techniques. Successful candidates receive two certifications cards: Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor. Certified Lifesaving Instructors are able to teach: Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Wading Pool Attendant, Lifesaving Fitness & Distinction. Certified Emergency First Aid Instructors are able to teach: Basic First Aid, Emergency First Aid and CPR

Required Materials are included in the cost of course and will be given to candidates on the first day; Instructor Notes, Swim Patrol Award Guide, Bronze Medals Award Guide First Aid Award Guide and binder.

Pre-requisites:

  • 16 years of age by the end of the course
  • Bronze Cross

Candidates must bring:

  • Bathing suit, towel and change of clothes
  • Proof of pre-requisites (certification cards)
  • Whistle
  • Pens and notebook

WSI Recertification Course

Cost: $115 + taxes

The WSI recertification Course is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained in the field. This course provides the opportunity for WSIs to share ideas, review skills and address areas of challenge. Required Materials are included in the cost of course and will be given to candidates on arrival to course; Water Safety Instructor Recertification Workbook

Must Bring:


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