Bronze Cross Lifesaving Swim Course

Strengthen lifesaving and teamwork skills

This 20 hour course begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding which prepares candidates for responsibilities as assistant lifeguards. It is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills. They will also begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.


  • Minimum 14 years of age.
  • Bronze Medallion Certification (Need not be current)
  • There must be 6 students per class in order for this course to run.


  • 100% attendance policy in place for this course, which is not flexible.
  • Successful candidates will receive the Bronze Cross Medal.

Dates:  June 9 – 11
June 9 from 4 – 7pm at the WETS office 145-1715 Dickson Ave.
Saturday and Sunday at the Okanagan Seasons Resort from 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $190.00
Note: The Canadian Lifesaving Manual Textbook will be used for this course

Interested in career opportunities as a Water Safety Instructor? Becoming certified in Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross is a great way to prepare for a career in aquatics.

Learn more about the Canadian Red Cross Swim Program.