Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals Level 2


The Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals program offers a recreational introduction to lifesaving sport skills while teaching team building, fair play, ethics in sport and personal responsibility. Lifesaving Sport competition opportunities are available through TeleGames and regional and provincial competitions.

The Lifesaving Society is the Canadian governing body for lifesaving sport – a sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Level 2: Respect for Others is a key theme in this level. Participants practice dive starts from the deck; open turns and in-water somersaults, and; front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. They learn how to scull (25 m), practice 2 x 25 m sprints and perform a 200 m workout. Participants learn how to throw accurately, swim with fins, and tow a manikin with a rescue tube.

Instructional Time: 

6-8 Hours.


Instructor issued Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals Progress Report and Certificate.

Evaluation and Other Items: 

Level 2: 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of Respect Others.

2. Demonstrate a start from the deck.

3. Demonstrate diving skills.

4. Demonstrate a deck start relay transition.

5. Demonstrate an in-water finish.

6. Demonstrate an open turn.

7. Demonstrate a somersault in the water.

8. Swim front crawl, back crawl (25 m each) and breaststroke - 15 m.

9. Scull head-first on back - 25 m.

10. Sprint - 2 x 25 m with 60 sec. rest

11. Complete a 200-m workout.

12. Demonstrate accuracy: hit a target with a rope (3 of 6 throws).

13. Kick with fins 25 m - assisted.

14. Whip kick on back - 15 m.

15. Head-first surface dive under an obstacle.

16. Deck start with a rescue tube; swim 25 m to secure an empty manikin; tow 10 m.

17. Tread water supporting an object - 60 sec.