WASH has a comprehensive curriculum and supporting training materials for our Junior Lifeguard programs. These programs play a vital role in ensuring the safety of individuals in and around water, and they contribute to creating a new generation of skilled lifeguards who can serve their communities and beyond. As an internationally recognized lifeguard and water rescue certifying agency, World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH), understands the importance of nurturing the next generation of lifeguards.
These programs typically cater to children and teenagers, usually between the ages of 9 to 17, and are designed to instill the skills and knowledge required to become competent lifeguards in the future. Here are some key aspects and benefits of our Junior Lifeguard program:
- Water Safety Education: Junior lifeguard programs focus on teaching participants about the hazards of water environments, the importance of safety measures, and how to recognize potential dangers.
- Swimming Skills: Developing strong swimming skills is fundamental. Participants learn different strokes, techniques for efficient swimming, and endurance building exercises.
- First Aid and CPR Training: Basic first aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training are often included. It’s crucial for young lifeguards to know how to respond in emergency situations.
- Rescue Techniques: While not as advanced as in adult lifeguard training, Junior Lifeguard programs introduce participants to basic rescue techniques, like reaching assists and throwing assists.
- Teamwork and Leadership: Lifeguarding is often a team effort. Junior programs encourage teamwork and leadership skills, teaching kids how to cooperate effectively in rescue scenarios.
- Fitness and Conditioning: Physical fitness is a core aspect. Participants engage in activities that help build strength, endurance, and overall physical fitness, which are crucial for lifeguards.
- Confidence Building: Learning to be responsible for the safety of others and knowing how to respond in emergencies can significantly boost a child’s self-confidence.
- Lifelong Skills: Even if participants don’t pursue a career in lifeguarding, the skills learned in these programs are valuable for life. Water safety knowledge and swimming skills are essential for personal safety.
- Summer Camps and Community Engagement: Junior Lifeguard programs are often offered as summer camps or community programs, fostering a sense of community involvement and responsibility.
- Pathway to Lifeguard Certification: Completing a Junior Lifeguard program can be a stepping stone towards obtaining lifeguard certification when participants reach the appropriate age.
Junior Lifeguard Camps are an excellent way to introduce young individuals to water safety and potentially groom future lifeguards. Given your organization’s expertise in lifeguard and water rescue certification, you might find it valuable to consider offering Junior Lifeguard Camps as part of your training programs, especially if you have clients in over 30 countries. These camps can serve as a foundation for nurturing a new generation of lifeguards and promoting water safety awareness.
By adding Junior Lifeguard Camps to your portfolio, you not only contribute to water safety education but also potentially create a pipeline of future lifeguards who can benefit from your internationally recognized lifeguard and water rescue program as they grow older. This expansion can further solidify your position as a world-renowned lifeguard and water rescue certifying agency.