This camp is designed to further lifesaving skills. The camp combines two advanced lifesaving awards: Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross with a CPR ‘C’ award. You will perform challenging water rescues, learn First Aid and CPR, and develop aquatic endurance. A Bronze Cross can earn you two credits for grade 11.
There will be no refund if you have not met all the required course prerequistes.
Prerequisite: Ability to swim 600 meters; 13+ years of age unless you have a Bronze Star.
Note: An extra fee is charged for the Canadian Lifesaving Manual ($35).
Experience outdoor water adventures in the pool as you learn how to do things like kayak, snorkel and scuba dive. Discover new ways to have fun in the water like playing water-polo, diving and even synchronized swimming! Develop lifesaving, first aid, and leadership skills as you train to be a junior lifeguard. A special trip to the Vancouver Aquarium tops off your amazing week!
NL is a nationally recognized certification that qualifies you to lifeguard across Canada. This camp is designed to instill judgment, leadership, knowledge and fitness, while stressing a preventative approach to pool safety. The course will help you to develop critical thinking in emergency situations. NL can earn you two credits for grade 12.
Prerequisite: Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care and Bronze Cross (please bring certifications to the course); 16+ years of age before the last day of the course.
Note: An extra fee is charged for the Alert Manual ($36).
There will be no refund if you have not met all of the required course prerequisites.
Take Red Cross Swim Lessons on their own or add to a full day at camp. Participants in full day camps will be transferred by camps adminsitration to swim lessons.
Swim Lessons - Group - Sundays
Swim Lessons - weekdays July & August
RED CROSS PRESCHOOL LESSONS (3-5 YEARS)
Sea Otter (Beginner): For beginners to swimming, participating without a parent. This level is an introduction to skills in swimming, glides, and floating and builds awareness of deep water and safe entries.
Salamander: Preschoolers actively learn new swimming skills including assisted floats and glides through games and songs. The fun includes learning to jump into chest deep water.
Sunfish: Preschoolers work on stroke and skill progressions. Learning also focuses on good judgment in, on and around the water, and entries and floats in deep water.
Crocodile: Preschoolers start independent glides and kicking in deep water. Endurance is built through increasing distance for front and back swims. Swimmers learn about the dolphin kick and try synchro skills in the water.
Whale: Preschoolers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15-metres continuously upon completion of the level.
RED CROSS SWIM KIDS LESSONS (6-13 YEARS)
Swim Kids 1 (Beginner): This entry level provides children with an orientation to the water and the pool area and introduces floats and glides with kick.
Swim Kids 2: This level builds skills in front and back swims. Children are introduced to deep water activities and proper use of a personal flotation device. Endurance is built on flutter kick and glides.
Swim Kids 3: This level introduces proper front crawl and develops a foundation for making wise choices on where and when to swim. Diving is introduced and students work on floats, changing direction and a 15-metre swim.
Swim Kids 4: In this level, children further develop the front crawl, back glide and shoulder roll for back crawl. They work on dives, surface support and endurance with a 25-metre swim.
Swim Kids 5: In this level, the back crawl is introduced, along with sculling skills and whip kick on the back. There is an introduction to safe boating skills and endurance is developed through dolphin kick and a 50-metre swim.
Swim Kids 6: This level continues to refine front and back crawl and elementary backstroke is introduced. Children are also introduced to the rescue of others with throwing assists. Dives and treading water are improved and endurance is developed through a 75-metre swim.
Swim Kids 7: This level continues to build skills and endurance for front crawl and elementary backstroke and introduces whip kick on the front. Students learn about airway and breathing obstructions. Endurance is built by taking part in timed treading water and a 150-metre swim.
Swim Kids 8: This level introduces the breaststroke, foot-first surface dives and rescue entries. Students learn about the dangers of open water, hypothermia and the performance of rescue breathing. Endurance is built on the dolphin kick and 300-metre swim.
Swim Kids 9: Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast stroke (25m), learn sidestroke kick, perform head-first surface dive, and swim 400 meters continuously.
Swim Kids 10: Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (100m), elementary back stroke (50m) and breast
This 16 hour course will provide training in life threatening priorities such as breathing, bleeding, shock, poisons, as well as secondary injuries such as those to head, spine, bones, joints and injuries due to heat and cold. CPR ‘C’/AED is included in the course.
This course is a prerequiste for the National Lifeguard course.
Geared towards the younger aqua enthusiast, explore and discover everything to do with water! Have a splashin’ good time in the pool swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more!
Note: Some swimming experience necessary. Must be comfortable in deep water with a lifejacket.