Class OverviewAge group: To join the Junior Lifeguard Club it is recommended that you have passed stage 8 as a minimum. Time: 60 minutes Location: Ocean Reef Only
The Junior Lifeguard Club offers a unique aquatic alternative for those who love the water, want to be challenged and want more than just lessons.
The Junior Lifeguard Club provides opportunities for children to keep interested and active in aquatics, especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs. It’s a fantastic opportunity to further develop swimming skills at the same time as developing new and challenging lifesaving skills.
This program is an alternate to traditional assessment checklist based programs, where participants learn the skills required for pool lifesaving and is based on personal best achievement. Students have the opportunity to represent The Swim School WA once per year at the state championships where they will compete against all other clubs in Western Australia.
The pool lifesaving competition events focus on the core skills of rescues, swimming and lifesaving principle knowledge with events such as the manikin tow, line throw, swimming with obstacles and initiatives.
The program is designed for anyone to participate meaning friends can join together, even if they are of different ages or abilities.
The best description of the Junior Lifeguard Club is serious fun! There’s a serious purpose behind the program. Kids learn skills that could one day save a life.
The emphasis is on the following skills:
- Swimming Skills
- Lifesaving Knowledge
- Community Education
- Fitness Leadership and
- Teamwork Competition