Calling all children ages 8 to 15!

Registration is now open for the Texas Pool’s newest program:  Junior Lifeguard Camp, July 15-20th.  (space is limited, act now!).

  • Learn and practice real lifeguard skills
  • Make lifelong friends while practicing team building
  • Explore a great career that you can keep through high school, college, and beyond
  • Begin CPR training and first responder protocol

Multiple Age Groups:

  • Junior Lifeguards (ages 13-15)
    8-10AM Daily,  Olympics Saturday 7:30AM
  • Discovery Guards (ages 11-12)
    3-4PM Daily,  Olympics Saturday 9AM
  • Guppy Guards (ages 8-10)
    2-3PM Daily,  Olympics Saturday 9AM

Cost per participating child: $25 (includes camp t-shirt)

Not only will you look great in your camp shirt, it gets you into the pool for free for the rest of the summer! (you have to be wearing your shirt when you check in)

Skills Taught and Practiced

(appropriate age adaptations for younger participants)

Rescue Skills

  • Slide-In Entry
  • Stride and Compact Jumps
  • Simple Assist
  • Extension Assist from the Deck
  • Reaching Assist with Equipment
  • Throwing Assist
  • Swimming Extension Rescue
  • Active and Passive Drowning Victim Rear Rescue
  • Two-Person Removal from the Water
  • Using a Backboard
  • Passive Submerged Victim—Shallow Water
  • Multiple-Victim Rescue
  • Feet-First Surface Dive
  • Submerged Victim—Shallow Water
  • Front and Rear Head-Hold Escape

Rescue Strokes and Water Skills

  • Rescue Approach—Front Crawl or Breaststroke
  • Side stroke
  • Elementary Backstroke
  • Treading Water
  • Diving brick retrieval (deep water)

Caring for Head, Neck, or Back Injury Skills

  • Manual In-Line Stabilization for a Head, Neck or Back Injury on Land—Lying
  • Down, Sitting, or Standing
  • Using a Backboard for a Standing Victim on Land
  • Head Splint Technique—Face-Up Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
  • Head Splint Technique—Face-Down Victim, Shallow Water at or Near Surface
  • Stabilization for a Submerged Victim—Face-Up, Face-Down or on One Side
  • Using a Backboard in Shallow Water

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Skills

  • Removing Gloves
  • Initial Assessment
  • Rescue Breathing—Adult, Child, and Infant
  • Conscious Choking—Adult, Child, and Infant
  • CPR—Adult, Child, and Infant

First Aid Skills

  • Secondary Assessment
  • Controlling External Bleeding
  • Applying a Sling and Binder
  • Applying an Anatomic Splint
  • Applying a Soft Splint