Junior Lifeguarding

ASA Swim - Junior Lifeguarding 

The Junior Lifeguarding Program is designed to bridge the gap between Learn to Swim (LTS) and Lifeguarding by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards.

Jr Lifeguarding is a defined course with a set lesson plan that includes developing swimming skills and endurance, victim recognition, practice of in-water rescues, and introduction to first aid, CPR and AED knowledge and skills.

Before entering the Jr Lifeguarding course, Grade 5 to 8 students must be competent to swim (suggested: have completed LTS Level 4 or above).

Jr Lifeguarding will introduce participants to: 

  • the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for entry to a lifeguard certification course, such as American Red Cross Lifeguarding.
  • communication, teamwork and decision-making skills.
  • the basic responsibilities of a lifeguard.

Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. The Jr Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR, AED nor as a lifeguard.