JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
(FOR CHILDREN/PRE-TEENS AGED 7 - 12 YEARS)
"Learn how to prevent injuries and to think, react and improvise in emergency situations from a world leader in First Aids" - the Canadian Red Cross
Sign up for one of our Junior Lifeguard courses that will give you the skills to save lives! We offer a range of classes that are suitable to all levels under the world-wide recognized high standards of the Lifesaving Society.
Canadian Swim Patrol
(Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol, Star Patrol)
The Lifesaving Society Swim Patrol program is a three-level progressive series and is a Pre-Bronze program. Candidates earn recognition for success in content modules and for overall award achievement. The program aligns with the Red Cross program in improving aquatic safety through education. Children usually enter this program at age 7 to 12 years of age depending on their swimming ability and their interest.
PROGRAM TARGETS AND TYPES
As a pre-requisite, candidates should be able to have the endurance to swim 350 metres. They will need to be able to swim 100 metres in 3 minutes or less by the end of the course. Rookie Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal safety. Included in this course is a 100-metre timed swim, swimming in clothes, water rescue skills, as well as First Aid skills such as rescue breathing.
Candidates must have successfully completed Rookie Patrol. Ranger Patrol involves skill drills that enhance the student's capability in the water. Included in this course is a non-contact rescue and a 200-metre timed swim. First Aid skills include obstructed airways and care for victims in shock.
Candidates must have successfully completed Ranger Patrol. Star Patrol involves a 300-metre timed swim as well as a 600-metre workout. First Aid skills include care for external bleeding, obstructed airways on unconscious victims and a rescue of 20-metres with a towing aid.