Lifesaving Programs

Junior Lifeguard Club

NEW FALL 2022!

The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) offers serious fun for kids 8 years and up who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes. The Jr. Lifeguard Club provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more than "lessons."

The Jr. Lifeguard Club is for quick learners, those between levels or programs who thrive in an energetic learning environment.

ACTION PACKED FUN - More action, more options, more fun. The Junior Lifeguard Club offers a unique aquatic alternative for those kids who love the water and who want more than "lessons."

The Junior Lifeguard Club keeps kids interested and active in aquatics - especially quick learners and those caught between levels. The Junior Lifeguard Club is perfect for youth who thrive in an energetic learning environment.

Canadian Swim Patrol

The Canadian Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Ability is the only prerequisite.

The Swim Patrol provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol's three levels - Rookie, Ranger, and Star - continue to develop participants' swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Society's Bronze medal awards.

Rookie Patrol

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

Ranger Patrol

Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75 m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200 m swims.

Star Patrol

Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims.

Bronze Medal Awards

Bronze Star ($125)

Develops swimming proficiency, lifesaving skill and personal fitness. Candidates refine their stroke mechanics, acquire self-rescue skills, and apply fitness principles in training workouts. Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport.

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Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid ($190)

Rescuers will learn tows, carries, defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. They’ll develop stroke efficiency and endurance through a 400m timed swim in 12 minutes and underwater swims.

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Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid ($235)

Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certifications. This course includes a timed 400 m swim in 11 minutes, introduction of spinal rollovers, and a timed 10 lb brick recovery in 60 seconds. Lifeguarding situations are also introduced in this course.

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National Lifeguard ($330)

National Lifeguard is Canada's only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country and is recognized by the province of Ontario for lifeguarding public swimming pools.

National Lifeguard is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario Recreational Camp Regulation 503/17.

In this course, participants will complete a 400 metre timed swim in 10 minutes, a 20 lb object recovery in 40 seconds, spinal and submerged victim rescues, and a 50 metre head-up swim in 60 seconds.

Be sure to check out our Aquatics Leadership Scholarship Program!

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