Rookie Lifeguard

The Rookie Lifeguarding course is run by our team of experienced coaches and swimming instructors. Young people aged 8-12 have the chance to learn invaluable first aid, personal survival and lifeguarding skills and techniques. This course is great for confidence boosting and provides a head-start for those wanting to become lifeguards in the future.

When?

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during the school holidays (1 course = 3 sessions in the same week, see exact dates below)

Time: 9am-11am

BRONZE; PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 50M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

- 30th May, 1st June, 3rd June
- Upon completing the Bronze Award, each individual should be able to:

  • Enter shallow water safely and confidently and wade
  • Tread water and signal for help
  • Swim continuously in clothing for 50m
  • Swim Lifesaving Backstroke
  • Scull head and feet first
  • Hold the ‘HELP’ position
  • Demonstrate a non-swimmer, weak swimmer and an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate a ‘Shout and Signal’ rescue
  • Throw an aid
  • Demonstrate a reach rescue
  • Enter deep water safely and confidently
  • Perform a feet first surface dive and swim underwater
  • Climb out in deep water without using the steps

SILVER; PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 200M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

- 8th Aug, 10th Aug, 12th Aug
- Upon competing the Silver Award, each individual should be able to:

  • Swim continuously in clothing for 200m on your front and back
  • Demonstrate a reaching rescue
  • Throw a buoyant aid to a casualty 8m away
  • Enter shallow water and wade to a casualty
  • Using a throwing aid, instruct the casualty what to do
  • Using a rigid aid instruct the casualty what to do
  • The support position
  • Tread water for 3 minutes
  • Swimming, surface dives and object recovery
  • Shallow turn and rescue an ‘unconscious casualty’
  • Coil and throw a rope to a casualty 10m away and pull to the side in less than 45 seconds
  • Enter deep water using a straddle jump
  • Demonstrate a fall-in entry into clear deep water
  • Swim 20m continuously with your head out of the water on your front

GOLD; PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 400M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

- 29th Aug, 31st Aug, 2nd Sept
- Upon completing the Gold Award, each individual should be able to:

  • Coil and throw a rope to a casualty and pull to the side
  • Swim 400m continuously in clothing
  • Demonstrate Lifesaving Backstroke, Sidestroke, Breaststroke or Front Crawl
  • Tread water, removing clothing then swim 50m
  • Climb out of deep water unaided
  • Demonstrate fall-in, compact jump or shallow dive
  • Demonstrate a Reverse
  • Demonstrate a Standoff
  • Rescue an unconscious casualty at depth in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Demonstrate supported rescue breathing whilst waiting for help
  • Demonstrate the support position
  • Demonstrate non-contact rescues
  • Treat for shock
  • Hand signals
  • Using any recognised competitive stroke, swim 400m continuously, in less than 12 minutes


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Please email gina@sandfordparkslido.org.uk to be put on the waiting list