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

Registration opens September 9, 2020.

  • The Lacombe Sea Lions and Sea Pups season will run from September 28, 2020 to April 12, 2021
  •  Athlete registration fee of $25 this year includes a commemorative coin from the Lifesaving Society
  • There will be an option to purchase Lifesaving Society gear pack (includes Lifesaving Sport decal, Lifesaving water bottle, and Lifesaving t-shirt) in addition to the registration fee, for an additional $27.50
  • Registration for Lacombe JLC includes a Sea Lions t-shirt and a Sea Lions swim bag
  • To ensure the safety of those taking part, JLC will be run as a cohort group. These groups, according to the Government of Alberta, mean athletes are only allowed to participate in one sport/ performance cohort outside of their school and family cohorts.

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

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

Practice Times

Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:45 - 5:45 pm 

  • Sept. 28- Dec. 21, 2020 (no practice Oct. 12, Nov. 9 & 11) 
  • Jan. 6- April 12, 2021 (no practice Feb. 15, 17, March 29, 31, April 5) 

Requirements

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

Costs

  • Sept. 28- Dec. 2, 20201 (no practice Oct. 12, Nov. 9 & 11) $270.60 + $25 athlete registration fee
  • Jan. 6- April 12, 2021 (no practice Feb. 15, 17, March 29, 31, April 5) $282.90 + $25 athlete registration fee (if not registered in first half of season)
  • Sept 28, 2020 - April 12, 2021 ($553.50 + $25 athlete registration fee)
  • 10% discount if registered before October 1, 2020


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!