The focus is on swimming
Our Swim for Life program stresses lots of in-water practice to
develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate valuable
Water Smart® education that will last a
Swim program modules
There are 5 modules in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life®
- Parent & Tot for parents
and children up to 3 years of age
- Preschool for children 3-5 years
- Swimmer for children 5 years and older
- Adult Swimmer for people over 16 years
- Fitness Swimmer for people of any age who want
to improve their overall physical fitness
We've designed the modules so they flow together seamlessly. You
can program them independently or so they flow logically into each
other and on into the basic lifesaving awards: Rookie, Ranger and
Swim for Life Resources
- Swim for Life Award Guide - contains item
descriptions, purpose statements and performance requirements for
all Swim for Life modules.
- Teaching Swim for Life - companion reference
that contains teaching tips, stroke charts, stroke drills, lesson
plan templates, core plans for all levels, and content for
effectively teaching Fitness Swimmer.
The Society's Swim Instructor Course trains new instructors. The
course is easily combined with the Society's Lifesaving Instructor
Find a Course for upcoming courses.
You can schedule a Swim Instructor Update Clinic to train your
existing instructional staff to deliver the Swim for Life
With no per-participant charges, Affiliate Members save
substantially with the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program.
Our single annual licencing fee covers unlimited numbers of
participants, and provides electronic worksheets, progress reports,
and recognition certificates, which affiliates can print as they
need as well as:
- Electronic core and lesson plans for every level.
- Electronic Swim Program blurbs for affiliate brochures.
- Electronic Water Smart drowning prevention learning
- Lifesaving Society office and volunteer support before, during
and after implementation of the Swim Program in your
Mandatory equipment for the Swim for Life program includes
lifejackets of all sizes. Other learn-to-swim equipment such as
kickboards, pull buoys and toys will expand the scope for effective
and entertaining training.
Want more info?
We'd be happy to talk to you about any aspect of our Swim for
Life program. Review the program at-a-glance document here.
And we can set you up to implement the program easily. Contact
at the Society's office (416-490-8844).
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Never too young to learn. Never too old to
start: Swim for Life is a complete learn-to-swim
program from Parent & Tot through to Leadership. Easy to
program and easy to explain, Swim for Life leads seamlessly into
the Society's lifesaving training awards.
- Focus on learning to swim: Program
content is stroke and skill driven: entries and exits; surface
support; underwater skills; Swim to Survive skills;
movement/swimming skills; fitness, and Water Smart education. A fun
program with achievable content is enjoyable for both participants
administration: One fee; no stats; staff
and volunteer support during implementation and running of the swim
program. One-stop shopping for affiliates, instructors, candidates,
- Flexible delivery: Choose Swim for
Life modules based on your affiliate needs. Choose candidate
recognition pieces (e.g., certificates, badges, seals) that are
most appropriate for your clientele.
- Customization: We'll add your logo to
candidate certificates and progress reports.
- Sponsorship opportunity: If you
secure local sponsorship, you can put sponsor logos or credits on
progress reports and candidate recognition certificates.
- Strong leadership training:
Streamlined process for training to reduce barriers in employment.
The Swim for Life Award Guide, Teaching Swim for
Life, core plans, lesson plans and other resources enable
instructors to teach effectively on the deck and ensure consistency
in standards. Instructors recertify through our professional
development credit system.
- Water Smart
education: Not only is Water Smart
education imbedded in the skills of the Swim for Life Program, but
we provide Water Smart education materials electronically so you
can deliver drowning prevention messages in a variety of formats.
This means you can reach the whole family, and deliver appropriate
information when it's most relevant according to the time of the
year and candidate experiences.