At Swim Safe 306, we offer Lifesaving Society's Swim for Life and Swim Patrol programs.
All lessons will be offered in the lake, at the public beach within the Regional Park of your choice.
The Lifesaving Society's Canadian Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding. Ability is the only prerequisite - these advanced swimmers must have passed Swimmer 6 (or equivalent) to enter the Swim Patrol program.
The Swim Patrol courses 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, introduces leadership skills and first-aid at the lake, and provides the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medal Awards.
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.
Swimmers develop better strokes over 75 m swims of each stroke. They tackle Lifesaving Sport skills
in a lifesaving medley, timed object support and rescue with a buoyant aid. First aid focuses on
assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures.
Skill drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation.
Swimmers are challenged with 600 m workouts, 300 m timed swims and a 25 m object carry. Strokes
are refined over 100 m swims. First aid focuses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory
emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defence methods,
victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.