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Patrol Awards
Lifesaving skills program for advanced swimmers aged 11+

Dive into Lifeguarding Excellence: Comprehensive Program for Advanced Swimmers

Location: Havergal

Duration: 45 minutes

Price & Date: Schedules

This program teaches advanced swimming students three levels of lifesaving skills set out by the Lifesaving Society: Rookie Patrol, Ranger Patrol, and Star Patrol.

Each of these categories focuses on a different set of essential lifesaving skills, including, First aid, Lifesaving kicks, and Safe victim removal


Havergal Pool

  • Tuesday & Thursday:
    4:45pm - 5:30pm (ONLY in Spring)
    5:30pm - 6:15pm
    6:15pm - 7:00pm
    7:00pm - 7:45pm
    7:45pm - 8:30pm

Havergal Pool

  • Saturdays & Sundays:
    12:30pm - 1:15pm
    1:15pm - 2:00pm
    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    2:45pm - 3:30pm
    4:00pm - 4:45pm
    4:45pm - 5:30pm
    5:30pm - 6:15pm


What Will My Child Learn During Your Patrol Swimming Lessons?

This program gives students a solid foundation for future lifeguarding training, and it is suitable for advanced students who can preferably swim at a Swimmer 8 level. Students who are confident in their ability to swim with proper form and perform a variety of aquatic entries will learn how to apply these skills in lifesaving scenarios, continuing their stroke and endurance development while attaining new skills, including:

  • Assessing conscious and unconscious victims

  • Develop effective lifesaving kicks to move and support victims in the water

  • Treating bone and joint injuries

  • Front crawl – Advanced standards

  • Back crawl – Advanced standards

  • Breaststroke – Advanced standards

  • Obstacle swims

  • Develop powerful lifesaving kicks

  • Timed object carries

  • First aid

  • Endurance training

The student-to-instructor ratio is 3:1

  • When and where is the Parent & Child program?
    We offer this program in two locations during fall, winter and spring*:  Saturdays at Kodiak (Babies 4-24 months) 4:15pm-4:45pm / 4:45pm-5:15pm  Sundays at Havergal (Children 2-4 years) 3:30pm-4:00pm *The program is exclusively available at Kodiak durign the summer.
  • What is the price and where can I find the schedule?
    Please refer to the corresponding session schedule.
  • At what age my baby can start swimming?
    The Parent & Child program is aimed at children between 4 months and 4 years. We run classes for children 4 months to 24 months at our Kodiak location, and 2 years to 4 years at our Havergal location.
  • What do I have to bring for the lesson?
    Bathing suit, and a towel. Please ensure your baby is properly wearing a swim diaper for each lesson.
  • By the end of the session, will my baby be comfortable putting their face in the water?
    Every baby has unique individual reactions and for that reason, we use an individual approach with each child with the goal of them always moving towards face in the water and submersion then progressing to buoyancy on the front and back, and starting on basics movement skills.  Learn more about our Beginner Program.
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