Registered aquatic programs for youth ages 13-17 including swim lessons, specialty programs and aquatic certification courses. The City of Leduc's own Teen Swim Basics program allows youth to complete any of the swimming lesson levels alongside youth of their own age. The Lifesaving Society’s 3 level Canadian Swim Patrol program is for swimmers who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. The programs focus on developing strength and proficiency while introducing swimmers to the challenging world of lifesaving. Swimmers will have fun enhancing their capability in the water, increasing their physical conditioning, and learning lifesaving judgement. Each level will continue to develop swimmers' strokes and provide a skill foundation that will prepare them for success in the Society's Bronze Medal Awards. Each level of the Canadian Swim Patrol program has three modules: Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Recognition and Rescue.
Participants between ages 10-17 years enter this level once they have SUCCESSFULLY completed SWIMMER 6. This first patrol level lays the foundation of the Swim Patrol program. It includes 4 main components: stroke refinement, fitness, first aid, and lifesaving. Stroke refinement is focused on front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke. Fitness components include a 350m workout and 100m timed swim. Swimmers will learn about assessing conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Rookie Patrol is rounded off with an introduction to lifesaving skills, including self-rescue techniques, victim recognition, and using throwing assists
Participants between ages 10-17 years enter this level once they have SUCCESSFULLY completed ROOKIE PATROL. Stroke refinement and underwater proficiency continues to be a focus in Ranger Patrol as it is critical for supporting swimmer fitness. Swimmers can expect their fitness levels to increase as they work towards a 200m timed swim. First aid at the Ranger Patrol level includes assessment of unconscious victims, treating for shock, and procedures for obstructed airways. Lifesaving skills are expanded to include object support and non-contact rescues with a buoyant aid.
Participants between ages 10-17 years enter this level once they have SUCCESSFULLY completed RANGER PATROL. Star Patrol will prepare swimmers for the Bronze Star Award. Strokes will continue to be refined through completion of 100m swims. It demands good physical conditioning as swimmers will be challenged with a 600m workout, 300m timed swim, and a 25m object carry. First aid at this level focuses on treatment of bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies like asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include in water defense methods, rolling over and supporting victims in shallow water, and removing victims from shallow water. Swimmers that complete Star Patrol will be well on their way to becoming bona fide Lifesavers.
Is your teen not quite finished their Swim Kids levels but feeling too "old" to continue them? Or are they looking for something to do after their Swim Kids levels before they are old enough to participate in our leadership courses? Then this is the course for them! Working with a Water Safety Instructor, they'll be able to finish up skills from Swim Kids 8-10 levels with a focus on the things they need to master in order to progress into Lifeguarding or Instructing courses. Plus with a wristband, they can practice their skills on their own or swim for the fun of it after their lesson!
Aquatics specialty and leadership programs for children and youth offered by the Lifesaving Society and Red Cross.