August 31, 2021, 9 AM
Upon the completion of the clinic candidates will be able to complete successfully demonstrate the following:
- Self Rescue
- Identify Someone in Distress
- Ladder Approach
- Sport Specific Rescues
Duration: Half day
Instructor Ratio: 1:10
Location: Station Beach, Kincardine, ON
- Ability to complete the Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive Test (ROLL into deep water, TREAD water for one minute, and SWIM 50m to safety)
The course is limited to 18 participants. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Course delivered in partnership with our local hosts SurfSup Eco Shop.
About the Course Presenter:
Sean Nickerson has been lifeguarding and teaching for 22 years across Canada, Australia, and the United States. He began as a swimmer, which lead him to the sport of lifesaving, and eventually to become a paddler (Stand Up Paddler and Outrigger). Sean has coached swimming and lifesaving for more than 15 years and has represented Canada internationally as an athlete, coach, and official. For the past 15 winters, he can be found in Hawaii certifying Canadian lifeguards on Hawaii's infamous North Shore.
About the Organization:
Waterman5 is a culmination of 20 years of experience across a diversity of different aquatic sports. In 2019 we are happy to be celebrating our 20th anniversary as a business that has been providing Canadian's with aquatic and first aid training and certification through our delivery partners the Lifesaving Society and Paddle Canada. We specialize in cold water environment including surf, moving water, and providing aquatic safety management for aquatic sporting events. We have had the opportunity to work with some great organization over the year's including the International Triathlon Union (ITU), Swim Natation Canada, (SNC), and the Canada Games.
About our local hosts SurfSup Eco Shop:
SurfSup Eco Shop opened its doors in Kincardine in 2017 with a simple mission; to spread Stoke through rentals, lessons, and sales. Driven by a Passion for Boardsports and a love of Nature, Owner/Operator Tarah Coates opted to be as environmentally and ethically responsible as possible and find like minded companies to support in her stores. In it's four years of operation SurfSup Eco Shop has been able to expand to the beautiful town of Goderich and just this year to the renowned Grand Bend, allowing SurfSup to share the beauty of Lake Huron in three of its prominent communities. Tarah and the Stellar SurfSup Crew (seriously this company would not be where it is without them!) are beyond excited to partner with Surf The Greats and bring this very important Surfer's rescue Clinic to this incredible community.