The Junior Lifeguard Program


If you have any questions, please contact us on 0490 658 061 (after 5pm) or Email juniors@CaloundraCity.org.au.

Please be aware the Junior Lifeguard team work full time and may take a few days to respond to your enquiries



Junior Lifeguards having fun Starting a competition


About the Junior Lifeguard Program

The Junior Lifeguard Program offers a unique aquatic alternative for those children who love the water, can swim and want a little to learn about life saving. It keeps children interested and active in aquatics - especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs.

It is perfect for youth that thrive in an energetic learning environment and provides action packed fun for youth, 6 years of age and older. The program is run to teach young people Water Safety and Life Saving skills, in a fun environment.

It is run on a not-for-profit basis. All instructors are volunteers and receive no payment for their teaching and instructional time.

The Junior LifeGuard Program is a fun environment where games and competitions are used to teach the children:

The program is conducted by volunteer members of the club and all sessions (and children) are logged and tracked. Children progress through an introductory period of basic water safety; and will then progress through the Swim & Survive series of awards. This progression would be expected to take between 1 year and 4 years depending on the childs age and abilities. After the Swim & Survive awards they will aim for the Bronze Star award, which is a basic rescue qualification and an introduction to the Bronze Medallion.

Who Can Join

No life saving experience is required to join the Junior Lifeguard Program. Junior Lifeguards must be: The Club has Capped the Junior Lifeguard program to 40 members (children).

Winning an event A young Junior Lifeguard

Strands

The program is broken into two strands, based primarily upon ability. Whilst the strands will have some overlapping activities, Cadet Lifeguards are challenged with a higher physical and skill level:

Junior Lifeguard Strand This strand is aimed at Children new to Life Saving Skills, it completes the Swim and Survive Series of Awards (Level 1-5) and is aimed at Children of grade 2 to grade 7 (ages 6 to 11+)
Cadet Lifeguard Strand This strand is aimed at Children who have some Life Saving Skills and are seeking a more challenging environment. It completes Swim & Survive Awards and Bronze Star Rescue Awards, and is aimed at grade 7 to 9 (age 12 to 14)
Rookie Strand Rookie Members are grouped in to the Senior Membership catagory the Club (aged 13-15), please refer 'How to Join' for Senior Members.

How to Join

Please feel free to come down to a training session on Sunday mornings and speak to our Junior Lifeguard team, or contact us on telephone 0490 658 061 or Email juniors@caloundracity.asn.au. Please be aware the Junior Lifeguard team work full time and may take a few days to respond to your enquiries

A Junior Membership Application Form can be downloaded from here.

The parent orientation presentation can be downloaded from here.

Parents are Social Members of the Club

Every parent who is listed on your childs membership form, is a Member of the Club in the Social Membership Catagory. This allows you to use the Clubhouse, and be involved in Club Activities. Parents can even help out with Beach Patrols and Waters Safety (etc).

Interested in getting involved ?

Being a coach, water safety, fundraising, or simply help set up/pack up can be very rewarding and fun. If you are interested in helping, please speak to the Junior Lifeguard Administrator as to how you can help and obtain qualifications (if required).

Costs

All Junior Lifeguards are provided a Beach Patrol style t-shirt and Club Competition/Training Cap when joining.

Item Cost Comment
Membership fee (new member) $100 Per Child. Each child is provided a Beach Patrol style t-shirt and Club Competition/Training Cap.
Membership Fee (renewal) $60 For each child. (No cap or shirt is provided)
Training fee $4 per child, per session.
Purchase extra cap $15 Optional extra, or if a cap is lost or damaged.
Purchase additional shirt $20 Optional extra, or if a shirt is lost or damaged.
( Above mentioned Fees are for 2016/17 season and are subject to change without notice)

Training

The Junior LifeGuard Program is conducted during summer months (October to Easter) each week. Children are requested to be ready 15 minutes before the session starts. Change rooms and toilets are available.

Trainers / Instructors / Officers

The personnel of the Junior Lifeguard program are: The Junior Lifeguard Administrator has overal authority and control of the Junior Lifeguard Program.

All personal are unpaid/volunteer and may not be contactable during normal business hours.



Important Information


Child Protection

The Club requirs that all active senior members over 18 years (including Junior Lifeguard Coaches) hold a √ęBlue Card√≠ in accordance with the Child Protection regulations.


Feedback (positive and negative)

If you would like to provide feedback to us about the program or any concerns, problems or difficulties, please direct all feedback to the Junior Lifeguard Administrator. If you are not comfortable providing feedback to the Junior Lifeguard Administrator, feedback can be given to the Club Captain (refer contact us page for contact details).


KEY INFORMATION

Beach Session
Bulcock Beach, Caloundra

On the beach in front of the Clubhouse
29 The Esplanade,
Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Qld 4551

Sunday mornings, October to March
Cadet Strand : 8.00am to 9.00am
Junior Strand : 9.00am to 10.00am
Cost
New Member: $100
Renewal: $60
Weekly Training Fee: $4

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Telephone us: 0490 658 061 (after 5pm weekdays).