Bronze Star – New Time

Plus Basic First Aid With CPR-A

Lifesaving SocietyBronze Star is the pre-Bronze Medallion training standard and is strongly recommended as preparation for success in the Bronze Program. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners.

Pre-requisite: 11 years of age

Bronze Medallion

Plus Emergency First Aid With C-B

Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgment skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards. Must be able to complete a 500m timed swim.

Pre-requisite: Bronze Star or minimum 13 years of age by the last day of the course.

Required: Canadian Lifesaving Manual; cost $ 48. Manuals to be purchased from the office before the first class.

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork, and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to complete a 600m timed swim.

Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion , and Emergency First Aid with CPR-B.  Award does not need to be current.
Required: Canadian Lifesaving Manual; cost $ 48. Manuals to be purchased from the office before the first class.


Please Note:

  • Original pre-requisite certifications must be presented at the start of each course.
  • Manuals for all courses must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the course. The GAC does keep a supply of manuals for each course. These may be purchased in the office before the start of each session.
  • Bronze courses are based on continuous evaluation. Unsuccessful candidates are required to retake the full course.
  • We do not offer the Standard First Aid with CPR-C course, which is a pre-requisite for the National Lifeguard Service certification.
  • Attendance is 100% mandatory for all Leadership Courses

Winter 2019

Program # of classes Day Time         
Dates York
Student Member

Annual Member


Rookie, Ranger, 
Star Patrol


12:05 pm –
1:00 pm
Jan. 5 – Mar. 9
$ 135
$ 175       
Bronze Star 



6:30 to
8:00 pm

11:45 am – 
1:00 pm

Jan. 10 – Mar 7


Jan. 5 – Mar. 9

n/a $ 159      


$ 188



Bronze Medallion 9 Tuesday 7:00 to
Jan. 8 – Mar. 5 $ 155 $ 188  

$ 228


Bronze Cross 9 Tuesday 7:00 to
9:30 pm
Jan. 8 – Mar. 5 $ 155 $ 188      

   $ 228


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