Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

Zorra Now | Spring 2023 17 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION THAMESFORD AREA SWIMMING POOL 2023 PROGRAM GUIDE 204 George Street, Thamesford 519-485-2490 x7285 thamesfordpool@zorra.ca ADVANCED CLASSES As a lifeguard and instructor in aquatics, you can get a great summer job here TASP! Working at the pool is a fun and rewarding experience. Work with great people, be part of an awesome team, and gain valuable skills to help you in your future career goals! BRONZE MEDALLION & BRONZE CROSS Both of these advanced classes will continue your journey to become a lifeguard! In Bronze Medallion you will gain an understanding of lifesaving: water-rescue, aquatic skills & fitness. Emergency First Aid certification will also be achieved in this course. Candidates must be 13 years old or have completed Bronze Star. The Bronze Cross course is for those who have obtained their Bronze Medallion and are interested in more advanced training or continuing onto achieving National Lifeguard and Instructor certifications. This course will provide an introduction to safe supervision in aquatics, use of special equipment and principles of teamwork. Emergency First Aid certification also required. • $150 + manual ($55) • Minimum of 6 candidates required. • 20hr of water & classroom instruction July 17 – 28 Monday – Friday, 4:00-6:00pm *Mandatory test day: Friday, July 28 at 4pm July 14-16 & July 21-23 (“Weekend Intensive” Class) Friday 4:00 – 8:00pm and Sat. & sun., 9:00am-12:00pm *Mandatory test day: Friday, July 28 at 4pm August 28 – September 1 Monday – Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm *Mandatory test day: September 1 BRONZE STAR Prepare yourself for the advanced Bronze courses in this class. Participants will work on swimming fitness, rescue skills and build their knowledge or basic first aid in this program. Minimum age 12 recommended. • $80 + manual ($55) • Minimum of 6 candidates required • 10hr. of water & classroom or virtual instruction August 14 – 18 Monday to Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm SWIM PATROL The Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol levels provide enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond regular lessons. These classes will continue to develop participants swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success as they prepare for the Bronze medal courses. Minimum Swim Kids Level 6 recommended. • $65 per session • Minimum of 4 candidates required Available during morning lessons. Times vary per session. SWIM TEAM The Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a great way to build your swimming skills and have fun while on a team! Team members will have the opportunity to go to swim meets throughout the summer and test their skills against others in the area! Open to all ages: child, teen, adult who can swim (a recognizable stroke) for one length of the pool. Practices: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays 1:00–2:00pm Swim Meets: Wednesday evenings. Cost: $85.00 per swimmer Register: www.zorra.ca VOLUNTEER! Volunteer at the pool! A great way to get some experience as a Swim Instructor! Volunteers will help run the swim classes with our staff during regular lesson times throughout the summer. Volunteers must be minimum 12 years of age and have completed Red Cross Swim Kids Level 8 or higher. To apply, visit www.zorra.ca for more information.