Sadly, the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety and Lifeguarding programs will no longer be available anywhere as of January 1, 2023. We appreciate their wonderful program and the joy and safety it has brought the community over the years.
The Lifesaving Society Swimming and Lifeguarding programs are wonderful to be a part of and we are looking forward to the support and development from here on out in ensuring that everyone’s transition to their programs is meaningful and beneficial for all.
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Follow the Transition Chart or reach out to the Aquatics Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall 2022 & Winter 2023 programming sessions are going to be entirely LSS lessons When the program guide is released in late July aquatic programming will be the new LSS lessons.
Names of levels, the number of levels, and with some classes, the length may be a bit different as well. Skills, strokes, and safety pieces will be very similar if not the same as the Red Cross Swim Lessons.
All Swimmer classes are now 45 minutes while all other class lengths are the same as before.
Yes, and we are looking forward to adding privates for the Swim Abilities (Adapted) program too.
There are Lifesaving Society report cards and ribbons for each level.
They will be wonderful keepsakes and references for where your child is at in order to help discern what LSS level to register in.
All Parent & Tot, Preschool, and Swimmer worksheets will be included in the information available for the public to reference for what skills will be learned and worked on in LSS Swim for Life Lessons.
Lifesaving Society and the Red Cross are currently the top two recognized Swimming and Water Safety programs and lifeguarding governing bodies in Canada. The Lifesaving Society will continue to be a leader in helping all participants become successful swimmers, instructors, and lifeguards.
Regardless of the goal for all participant types, the focus will continue to be on the swimmer's needs and wants in the swimming and water safety realm. Whether the goal is swimming and water safety, fitness, instructor and lifeguard development, or just day-to-day comfort and ability in various bodies of water.
We are very excited to consistently be offering Bronze Star courses for those participants that want to go onward in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program after completing Swimmer 6 or previously having completed Red Cross Swim Kids 8/9/10.
We are also very excited to be offering Junior Lifeguard Club which will be available for all participants 8 years old and older and have the minimum swimming ability of Swimmer 4 (Equivalent to Swim Kids 4).
Adult Swimmer is the equivalent LSS program for Adults & Teens looking for swimming lessons whether they be beginners or looking to build their strokes and endurance for fitness purposes. Junior Lifeguard Club also includes Seniors (Ages 13-17 years old) and Masters (18+ years old) groups.
Swim Abilities is the LSS version of Adapted lessons. The inquiry and registration process remains the same and will need to be done through the aquatic programs' email. After inquiring, the Aquatic Programs Team will send the participation information sheet as well as the time and course codes available for the program.