Junior Lifeguard Club

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The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) program offers a unique aquatic alternative for those who love the water, want to be challenged and want more than just regular swimming lessons.

The JLC provides opportunities for children to keep interested and active in aquatics, especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs. It's a fantastic opportunity to further develop swimming skills at the same time as developing new and challenging lifesaving skills.

This program is an alternate to traditional assessment checklist based programs, where participants learn the skills required for pool lifesaving and is based on personal best achievement.

Serious Fun

"The JLC program is great as my child gets to learn various activities along with stroke correction. We really love the survival part of the program the most.” - Aqua Jetty JLC parent
The best description of the Junior Lifeguard Club is serious fun! There's a serious purpose behind the program. Kids learn skills that could one day save a life. 

Emphasis is on the following skills:
  • Swimming Skills 
  • Lifesaving Knowledge 
  • Community Education 
  • Fitness Leadership and 
  • Teamwork Competition 

To join the Junior Lifeguard Club it is recommended that you have passed stage 8 as a minimum.

The program is designed for anyone to participate – meaning friends can join together, even if they are of different ages or abilities.

To find your closest Junior Lifeguard Club check out our Endorsed Swim School directory. Look under programs offered for Junior Lifeguard Club on the right hand side, indicating Swim Schools that offer the program.

Pool Lifesaving Pathway

Pool Lifesaving is the sport of lifesaving conducted in a pool controlled environment.

Participating in other Royal Life Saving programs such as Swim & Survive and Bronze Rescue can lead to a pathway of competition. Pool Lifesaving Competitions are conducted at club, state, interstate and international levels.

Competing allows participants to aspire to become a member of the Junior Barras (Australian Under-16 Team), Silver Barras (Australian Under-19 Team) or the Aussie Barras (Australian Open Team).

The pool lifesaving competition events focus on the core skills of rescues, swimming and lifesaving principle knowledge with events such as the manikin tow, line throw, swimming with obstacles and initiatives.

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A first aid course just for kids!

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We're holding first aid courses for children aged 8-14 during the school holidays. Register now and become a community lifesaver!

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Want to Join a Club?

Are you interested in getting involved in the Sport of Pool Lifesaving or just want to get fit, join a club near to you.

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