Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol Programs
The Canadian Swim Patrol program provides enriched training for those who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swim Patrol’s three levels – Rookie, Ranger, and Star – continue to develop participants’ swim strokes and provide the skill foundation that prepares them for success in the Society’s Bronze medal awards.
SWIMMER LEVEL 7
Rookie Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 50 m each, timed 100 m swims, and 350 m workouts. First aid focusses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. A work-hard/play-hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart® behaviour.
SWIMMER LEVEL 8
Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75 m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200 m swims. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim as well as a 15 m object carry. First aid focusses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding.
SWIMMER LEVEL 9
Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims, and a 25 m object carry. First aid focusses on treatment of bone or joint injuries and respiratory emergencies including asthma and allergic reactions. Lifesaving skills include defense methods, victim removals and rolling over and supporting a victim face up in shallow water.
Rookie, Ranger and Star Patrol Levels
Each session is for eight 45 minute classes, with 4 students to 1 Instructor.
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