Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC)

Lacombe Sea Lions

JLC will resume in the fall. Come back for updates in September!

The Lifesaving Society’s Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) accommodates all ages of different abilities. Our team is encouraged to develop skills based on personal bests in:


  • Fitness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Lifesaving
  • Swimming
  • Teamwork

The club provides high activity challenges in an energetic learning environment in the pool and on the deck. Practice times are separated according to ability; coaches may adjust team members depending on which category suits them best.

Tryouts

All athletes in intermediate and advanced divisions will be required to attend a tryout prior to registering. Sign up for a free 30-minute tryout session today! 

Winter Session Tryouts:

TBD

Registration

TBD

Classes

  1. Beginner Sea Pups
  2. Intermediate Sea Lions
  3. Advanced Sea Lions
  4. Masters

Practice Times

Dryland Practices: 5:30-6:30 pm on Wednesdays starting Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 

Practices: 5:45-6:30 pm Monday & Wednesdays, Session 1: Nov. 2-Dec. 21, Session 2: Jan. 9, 2023 - Apr. 19, 2023

No practices: Feb. 20, 22, Mar. 27, 29, Apr. 10, 2023

Requirements

Swim 1 length of the pool.

Try it Day

August 21, 2022

Costs

October to December $128.79
January to April $161.56
October to April $262.10

*Pre-authorized monthly payments will be available.

Volunteer Junior Coach Opportunity!

Advanced Sea Lions can apply to become a junior coach mentored by senior coaches and to help mentor younger swimmers. Junior coaches will go through a 9.5-hour training course to help them prepare for the season and develop the skills they need for this leadership opportunity. Occasional coaches’ meetings will also be held throughout the year. At the end of the volunteer term, JLC Junior Coach volunteers will receive a 25% rebate off of their JLC registration which can be used toward any programs or merchandise at the aquatic centre.

The Junior Coach will have:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Dedication
  • Good planning and leadership skills
  • Desire to motivate kids positively

Pre-requisites

  • 14 years or older
  • Have NL, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, or lifeguard experience (ex. within the LIT program)

Recommended

  • Experience coaching or leadership experiences such as Scouts, Guides, or other children/ teen groups
  • Experience in a lifeguard or JLC team, either as a volunteer, organizer, competitor, or coach
  • Attend a JLC sport coach clinic offered through the Lifesaving Society