Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC)

Lacombe Sea LionsThe 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 age; coaches may adjust team members depending on which category suits them best.

Registration

Due to the Government of Alberta restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the structure of JLC has changed for the rest of the 2020-2021 Season.

The rest of the season will consist of JLC Skill Development Sessions. Each session will consist of 8 intensive small-group training practices focused on JLC Skill Development.

Due to the limited number of spots in the program, registration for those JLC athletes who registered for the Winter 2020-2021 Season, will be available Friday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 16 between 9am-5pm by phone only. Registration for the general public will open online on February 17. 

Please note: During Step 1 of the provincial re-opening plan, our facility remains closed to the public. Only those with pre-booked training or pre-booked lessons will be able to access the facility 5 minutes prior to their scheduled start. Viewing is not available at this time. We look forward to welcoming all our members and guest back as soon as possible. 

Future Events

Inline with the current public health guidance there will be no sanctioned competitions or Provincial Championships this year. This follows the cancellation of international events until 2022. The season will be focused on athlete development and personal bests. We will continue to track athlete times through the Lifesaving Sport website and plan to complete internal time trials.

Classes - Updated as of February 11, 2021

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

Practice Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Advanced 1: 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Advanced 2: 4:50 - 5:50 pm

Advanced 3: 5:55 - 6:55 pm

Session 1 (6 swimmers per group in a double-wide lane)

March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

Session 2 (6 swimmers per group in a double-wide lane)

April 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Requirements

  • Recommended 14+ years old
  • Swim Kids 8 or higher
  • Junior Coach volunteer opportunity on Tuesdays & Thursdays (25% rebate at end of season)

Costs

  • $59/ session


Volunteer Junior Coach Opportunity!

Advanced Sea Lions can apply to become a junior coach this year to be 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 

Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Fill out an application (PDF) by 5:00pm September 11, 2020. Turn in at the pool or email application to aquatics@lacombe.ca
  2. Attend training sessions at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre
  3. Start volunteer leadership experience!