At Swim Safe 306, we offer Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life and Swim Patrol programs.
Lake Lessons: All lessons will be offered in the lake, at the public beach within the listed location.
The Lifesaving Society’s three-level Swim Patrol program further builds on participants’ swimming strokes and introduces the rescue of others in skills such as talk, throw and reach rescues, calling 911 and victim removals. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Content is organized into modules – Water Proficiency, First Aid, Recognition and Rescue.
Ability is the only prerequisite - these advanced swimmers must have passed Swimmer 6 to enter the Swim Patrol program (or have the equivalent swimming ability).
Swimmers will enhance their capability in the water, including stride entry, underwater forward and backward somersaults, lifesaving eggbeater kick and increased fitness levels to meet a 200 m timed swim. Rescue skills involve an increased skill level in ABC first aid basics, victim recognition and non-contact rescues.
Swimmers will further develop their front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75m each, a 100m Lifesaving medley and timed 200m swims. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures.
An excellent preparation for the Bronze Star award, 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 100m each; and complete 600 m workouts and a 300 m timed swim. Lifesaving skills include defence methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.