Estevan Leisure Services to Introduce New Aquatic Program

Estevan –Estevan Leisure Services is pleased to announce the introduction of the StarGuard ELITE and Starfish Aquatics Water Safety programs.
This decision has been made following the January announcement by the Canadian Red Cross that it would be ending its water safety programming as of December 31st, 2022. The City of Estevan’s Aquatics program has proudly utilized the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety program for many years, for both Lifeguard training and swimming lessons, and will continue to use the Canadian Red Cross for First Aid and CPR training.

Erin Wilson, Program Manager and aquatics specialist, explains, “This decision did not come lightly. We have done a substantial amount of research to find a program that feels familiar to the community to allow for a comfortable transition. We’re very excited to take this next step with StarGuard ELITE and Starfish Aquatics and are confident that the community will find this shift very manageable. ”

StarGuard ELITE is an internationally recognized aquatics risk prevention agency with over 20 years of experience in comprehensive training and certification for Lifeguards, while their Starfish Aquatics will be introduced through the swimming lesson programming. Both provide a very progressive formatting with the introduction of digital accessibility of report cards for parents with youth in lessons and an online platform for Lifeguards in training.
Further information will be announced in the coming weeks through the City of Estevan’s website and social media pages.

-30-

Media Inquiries:
Jacquelyn Massey-Rounds
Marketing & Communications Manager
306-634-1877
j.massey@estevan.ca