Junior Lifeguard Clubs


Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals is the foundation for Junior Lifeguard Clubs.

Program overview

Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals is a five-level Pool program organized as follows:

1. Lifesaving Sport Principles

2. Starts, Turns, Transitions & Finishes

3. Swim Proficiencies

4. Lifesaving Sport Skills

The Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals Program offers a recreational introduction to lifesaving sport skills while teaching team building, fair play, ethics in sport and personal responsibility.

The program builds on the learn-to-swim skills for kids 8-12yrs of age and compliments other Lifesaving Society programs such as the Swim Patrol program.

The program keeps kids active by promoting a healthy lifestyle to children which will be with them for a lifetime.

Lifesaving Sport uses the True Sport Principles: Go for it, Respect Others, Keep it Fun, Stay Healthy and Give Back and incorporporates the fundamentals of Long-Term Athlete Development.

8-12 Years old
Can swim 25 meters
Can tread water for 1 minute
Next Step: 
Bronze Star
Instructional Time: 

Formats vary from facility to facility.

Junior Lifeguard Club