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We are hiring Lifeguards and instructors!

Please submit 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:

Bronze Star
Under 14 years of age Members/Non-Members: $105.00
None available currently

Bronze Medallion & Emergency “B”
Must be 13 years of age or have completed Bronze Star
Members/Non-Members: $180.00+HST
July 9th – 13th 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Aug 7th – 10th 9:00AM – 5:30PM

Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid with CPR “C”
Must have completed Bronze Medallion & Emergency B or Standard First Aid (need not be current)
Members/Non-Members: $230.00+HST
July 16th – 20th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Aug 13th – 17th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

National Lifeguard Service
Must have completed Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C, 16 years of age Members/Non-Members: $325.00+HST
July 23rd – 27th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Aug 20th – 24th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

First Aid & CPR Standard First Aid & CPR “C”
Members/Non-Members: $109.00+HST
July 7th & 8th 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Aug 25th & 26th 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Water Safety Instructors
Members/Non-Members: $305.00 +HST
None currently available

Recertifications

National Lifeguard Service Recertification
Proof of current NLS Certifications required.
Members/Non-Members: $115+HST
Friday July 27th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday Aug 24th 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Water Safety Instructors Recertification
Members/Non-Members: $120.00 +HST
Saturday May 26th 1:00PM – 6:00PM

Standard First Aid & CPR “C” Recertification
Members/Non-Members: $90.00+HST
Sunday 8:30AM – 5:00PM July 8th
Sunday 8:30AM – 5:00PM Aug 26th

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.

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: $305 + HST

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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