Training for Lifesaving Awards.
thriving Rookie section is also very active in competition.
Our thriving Rookie section is also very active in competition.
Survive & Save Programme
There are 3 levels of award
Each level has a
It is a pre-requisite that each candidate should have gained a
v Demonstrate a knowledge of the following:-
Ø first aid
Ø hazard awareness and safety
Ø A number of rescue, self-rescue and survival skills in the swimming pool
An appropriate level of fitness i.e. Timed swim (50m);
Distance swim (200m);
Speed rope coil
After this there is a choice of 4 bronze awards in the following categories
v MEDALLION LIFESAVING AWARD completed in the swimming pool.
v BEACH LIFESAVING AWARD completed in the sea
STILL WATER LIFESAVING AWARD completed at inland open water sites.
v SPORT LIFESAVING AWARD completed in the swimming pool.
Candidates may then either select to specialise in one strand e.g. the Medallion Award and progress from Bronze to Silver and Gold
Sample other awards at the same
level e.g Bronze in the Medallion
Award and Bronze in Still Water
They could then progress to
silver in either of these or pick up another Bronze in another strand.
It is possible for candidates with previous lifesaving experience; e.g. holding an old bronze medallion award; to start at Silver Award level. However, it is anticipated, that the majority of those specialising in the Sport Lifesaving Award will start at Bronze level.
ultimate lifesaving award is the
achieve this a candidate must achieve gold,
in three of the available strands within
|Still Water Survive and Save Awards can be taken at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Training takes place at Arrow Valley Lake in the summer.|
|Beach Lifesaving Survive and Save Awards can be taken at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Training and assessment of these takes place on our annual tripto Poole where we train and assess on the beach at Sandbanks. For many this is the highlight of the year! Those who wish to do the beach awards usually do the Still Water Awards first and it is a prerequisite that those on the trip should have cold water experience, usually as part of out Still Water training.|
There are the following options:-
up your skills by swimming with the
Advanced Life Support and gain the
Support 3 Award
to become a
(N.B. You need
to achieve Life Support 3 prior to taking the Assistant Tutors Course)