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Rookie Lifeguard

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you.

With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills. All delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.

For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, the programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. The programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends, and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.

The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.

The Rookie Lifeguard programme fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum and is taught by RLSS UK approved instructors.

Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.

The awards teach Rookies:
• Survival and self- rescue
• Simulated emergency response
• Sport and fitness

Each child will receive a logbook to log their progress through each stage.
The course runs for 50 weeks of the year with a 2-week break over Christmas.
Fees are payable by direct debit at £30 per month.

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is for children aged 7 to 14 years that must be confident swimmers Stage 6+.
There is a maximum of 12 children per class.

Visit https://www.rlss.org.uk/rookie-lifeguard for more information. Call the membership team on (01308) 426900 to sign up.