Ranger Patrol is the second level of the Lifesaving Society’s 3 level Canadian Swim Patrol Program for swimmers who are ready to go beyond learn-to-swim. Swimmers will continue to refine their strokes and underwater skills. They will work on their physical conditioning by supporting a 5-pound object in deep water for 2 minutes, carrying a 5 pound object with lifesaving kick for 25m, and completing a timed swim of 200m in 6 minutes. Swimmers will learn how to conduct a primary assessment on a conscious and cooperative victim, conduct treatment of an obstructed airway, and treat for shock. They will be able to recognize and simulate weak vs non-swimmers vs unconscious swimmers. Swimmers will complete a non-contact, in-water rescue.

(10) 45 minute lessons

Previously in Red Cross Swim Kids 9 / completion of Rookie Patrol preferred … register in RANGER PATROL

* Our Learn to Swim programs now includes Lot 5 parking *

Note – If the your top choice for private or semi-private lessons is SOLD OUT, please put your name on the waiting-list.

Note: Refunds or credits for missed private/semi-private or group lessons will not be provided. Make-up lessons can not be arranged, and substitute (non-registered) swimmers are not permitted.

Carleton University suspended vaccination & masking requirements for participation in in-person Carleton activities in May/June 2022. The evolution of Covid-19 and public health conditions are difficult to predict, so these decisions were contingent on current conditions and directions continuing. Masking and other safety measures may be reinstated at a later time. Carleton University recommends the use of masks indoors when physical distance cannot be maintained.


Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.