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Lifeguard training

Swim Lessons Hawaii swim school provides Lifesaving Society courses and Leadership Courses with at home private swim lessons for those seeking lifeguard training and to learn lifesaving skills through the Lifesaving Society. The Lifesaving Society's lifesaving courses begin with Swim Patrol lessons, followed by Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and finally Bronze Cross in order to qualify for lifeguard training and swim instructor training and certification.

The final step to becoming a lifeguard, the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Award, is available through Swim Lessons Hawaii, however few home pools meet the size requirements set out by the Lifesaving Society to complete the NLS course.

Swim Patrol

The USA Swim Patrol program is the on-ramp to lifeguarding for 8-12-year-olds who are ready to go beyond regular swim lessons. Swim Patrol has 3 levels – Rookie, Ranger & Star. Content is organized in 3 groups – Water Proficiency, First Aid, and Rescue. Swim Patrol develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on Water Smart® behaviour. Skill drills enhance capability in the water, good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment.

Swim Lessons Hawaii swim school provides at home private swim lessons or small group swim lessons for the Lifesaving Society's Rookie, Ranger & Star Patrol Level to help students learn at a quicker pace and retain more information.

Bronze Star Course

Bronze Star training provides excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. With Swim Lessons Hawaii private swim lessons for Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates will also learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard.

Bronze Medallion Course with CPR-B and Emergency First Aid

The Lifesaving Society's Bronze Medallion award teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. The Bronze Medallion Course involves learning tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims. Bronze Medallion private swim lessons also teach lifesavers to develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.

Swim Lessons Hawaii swim school offers the Bronze Medallion Course for participants 13 years and older, or those with Bronze Star. The duration of the program with Swim Lessons Hawaii depends on the number of participants of the swim lessons.

Bronze Cross Course with CPR-C and Standard First Aid

The Lifesaving Society's Bronze Cross award is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge f more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced lifeguard training programs including National Lifeguard Service and Instructor certification.

Swim Lessons Hawaii teaches Bronze Cross to those with prerequisites of Bronze Medallion Award and Emergency First Aid certification (need not be current) and a minimum of 14 years of age. Bronze Cross private swim lessons with Swim Lessons Hawaii can be taught one-on-one or in small groups and the duration of the program will depend on the number of participants.

Swim Lessons Hawaii is Your #1 Choice for Leadership Swimming, Lifesaving Courses, and Lifeguard Training

These Lifesaving Society certified leadership swim programs allow the student to learn the required skills for lifeguard training and swim instructor training in an efficient and focused manner since they are taught in smaller group setting with Lifesaving Society certified Instructors and Examiners.

With Swim Lessons Hawaii swim school, participants can books lessons at times convenient for them. Swim Lessons Hawaii's flexible scheduling means that participants can complete the lifeguarding training at a pace that is spread out over a number of weeks, or in a condensed crash course format. Swim Lessons Hawaii's private swim lessons for NLS courses are taught by experienced Swim Lessons Hawaii swim instructors, who provide individual first aid and swim instruction in a smaller class environment, unlike training through city pools where 20 swimmers or more are enrolled in the leadership program, leaving little time for each participant to receive much attention for this rigorous course.

Lifeguard training and swim instructor training with the Lifesaving Society program are currently only available to our USA customers.

Pricing for Leadership courses depends on the number of participants.

Please call +1(808) 824-2427 or email us at with the number of participants, postal code and leadership program you are inquiring about, so that we can get back to you with a quote.