Rookie Lifeguard - Lifesaving Skills for Children (Gold Award)
The next stage on from completing Silver is our Gold Award. Our Gold Award completes the Rookie Lifeguarding and Support Course. Children will build on the foundations of what they have learned in the Bronze and Silver Awards. Upon completion of the Gold Award, they will be able to do the following:
Coil and throw a rope to a casualty 12 metres away and pull to the side in less than 30 seconds
Swim 400 metres continuously in clothing using three different strokes
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
Using any recognised competitive stroke, swim 400m continuously in less than 12 minutes
Children will finish the course with valuable survival, rescue and sports skills, taught through a range of fun activities.
Stage 5 and above on the Learn to Swim programme.
Age: 8-13 year olds.
1 hour each day Monday-Friday for this Gold Award course.