Pre Workshop Sessions — Sunday, October 15, 2017

Start your Ripple Effects experience early with pre-workshop sessions on Sunday, October 15!

We have 3 options for you to choose from, to extend your aquatic education experience, or just as a stand-alone — your choice!


October 15 — Pre Workshop Sessions

PC1: Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1

Presented by:


9 am — 5 pm  |  Vancouver Aquatic Centre, 1050 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC  |  $95* (Course materials are extra. See below for details.)

Combine your passion for sports, your lifeguard skills, and your experience as a Lifesaving Instructor in this unique sport – the only sport devoted to saving lives!

The Lifesaving Society provides training for Lifesaving Instructors who wish to coach Lifesaving Sport at the community level. The course focuses on the fundamentals of coaching and lifesaving sport skills in the pool or in open water. This certification provides the coach with the necessary tools and training to ensure participants a unique experience.

Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals offers participants a recreational introduction to lifesaving sport skills. The program also teaches team building, fair play, ethics in sport and responsibility.

Wet and dry participation is required for certification.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor certification and Emergency First Aid certification (or higher). Neither need be current.

Evaluation & certification: The Lifesaving Sport Coach Trainer evaluates and certifies candidates. This certification is valid for 2 years.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

*Candidate reference material: Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 candidates must have the following for on-course reference:

  • Coaching Lifesaving — $26
  • Lif esaving Sport Fundamentals Award Guide — $18
  • Canadian Competitions Manual  — $18
  • Candidates should also bring their Canadian Lifesaving Manual and Instructor Notes to the course.

PC2:New Pool Tour

Presented by:

Kavie Toor and
Stéphane Delisle

1 — 3 pm  |  The UBC Aquatic Centre, 6080 Student Union Blvd., Vancouver, BC  |  $35 (Fee includes transportation and a light snack.)

Take a tour of The University of British Columbia’s new Aquatic Centre. Learn about the new features at this Certified LEED Gold facility, which includes an indoor pool, four separate tanks, and space for every level of swimmer. With a design concept of “campus, community and competition”, the new aquatic centre is an achievement that shows the university as a living laboratory and agent of change.

Shuttle information:

Meet at 12:10 pm at The Westin Bayshore (1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver) for shuttle service to the UBC Aquatic Centre. Shuttle leaves promptly at 12:15 pm.

Return shuttle arrives at The Westin Bayshore at 3:30 pm.


PC3:Lifesaving Sport Club Development – What is a Lifesaving Sport Club and How Can I Start One?

Presented by:

6:30 — 8 pm  |  The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC (room location to be confirmed)  |  $20

Come and share in the enthusiasm and learn why you should care from those already offering Lifesaving Sport. The purpose of the workshop is to explore the benefits of Lifesaving Sport, including the flexible program options for affiliates. This workshop will bring together those who currently provide Lifesaving Sport programs and those who are looking to become involved.

In this collaborative setting we will show you how to grow Lifesaving Sport in your communities, advance the Mission of the Society and assist in ensuring we have future Lifeguards and Instructors committed to sharing their passion for drowning prevention.


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