Wivey Pool Courses

Wivey Pool is running a Rookie Lifeguard Course starting on 4th May for 10 Saturdays at 10.00-10.30am for 8-12 year olds and a National Lifesaving Academy course at 10.30-11.00am for over 12 years olds. Qualifiers will receive a certificate from the Royal Life Saving Society.

Rookie Lifeguard steps you need to complete in order to qualify:

  • 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

The RLSS UK National Lifesaving Academy award teaches personal survival, first aid, CPR, rescue and fitness skills.

  • The aim is to teach candidates how to stay safe around water and how to safely assist others who may have gotten into difficulty in both aquatic and non-aquatic situations.
  • The awards are structured to teach foundational skills and then progressively build up the candidate’s skills. 
  • The Bronze Lifesaving Certificate is designed to teach new lifesavers the basics of staying safe in or around water. It provides the candidate with basic water safety knowledge, basic aquatic life saving skills, basic CPR and basic first aid.

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