Lifeguard Information for Students in September 2018

Do you know anyone who will be attending Swansea University in September, who will be looking for Lifeguasrd Positions.
They would need to Contact Water Safety Department, who train all the Lifefguards in Swansea.
They would need a valid National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, and a Pool Test.
Please Telephone 01792 635162
www.swansea.gov.uk/watersafety

PRE-REQUISITES

All new pool test candidates MUST possess and show proof of a current R.L.S.S. National Pool Lifeguard Qualification or S.T.A National Aquatic Rescue Award before undertaking a pool test.
All NEW candidates must be referred via an Active Swansea Community leisure centre, Wales National Pool or The LC – The water safety section must receive confirmation from the site prior to booking and confirming a pool test date/time with the candidate.
Existing lifeguards renewing their pool test will be internally organised and confirmed by the Water Safety section (Shown in weekly lifeguard information sent to all sites)

All candidates must wear appropriate *t-shirt and shorts throughout the water section of the test. (*Please note -Rash vests are not permitted). Also all candidates will be expected to alert other team members of the need for an in-water rescue, prior to entering the water (Whistle signals recommended by the RLSS UK only)

Section 1: Timed swims and tows (Fitness Skills)

1.1 Timed swim – Conscious Casualty
• Time limit is 65 seconds (time commences from the word ‘GO’ and stops when the Lifeguard touches the wall at the end of the tow).
• Swim 20m with a torpedo buoy to a simulated, conscious casualty and tow to a point of support 20m distance from the casualty.
• Carry out all necessary checks and take appropriate action

1.2 Timed swim – Unconscious Casualty
• Time limit is 45 seconds (time commences from the word ‘GO’ and stops when the Lifeguard touches the wall at the end of the tow).
• Swim 20 m to a simulated, unconscious casualty and tow to a point of support 10m distance from the casualty.
• Appropriate action to be taken after carrying out all necessary checks.

1.3 Rescue Tow 3 x 10m
• Demonstrate three consecutive contact tows over a 10m of a conscious casualty who is in deep water.
• There is no time limit to this part of the test, but reasonable progress through the water is expected. The choices of tows are;

Extended Arm**
Close Chin
Cross Chest
Hip Support
Under Shoulder Support
Arm Support

**Please note – The lifeguard will be required to show extended arm rescue tow if not seen during test 1.1 or 1.2.

WATER SAFETY SECTION
POOL LIFEGUARD POOL TEST
INFORMATION SHEET 2012

Section 2: Spinal rescues

2.1 – Deep Water Spinal Rescue
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Enter the water and demonstrate a vice grip turn
• Trawl the casualty to a position as required by the assessor.

2.2 – Shallow Water Spinal Rescue
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Enter the water and demonstrate a head splint
• Turn, support and take the casualty to a position as required by the assessor.

2.3 – Spinal Team Support
The lifeguard must demonstrate;
• Full knowledge of all techniques required for resuscitation of a suspected spinal injury casualty and the horizontal lift of that casualty.

Slide Catchment Area Spinal (LC only)
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate an adapted head splint turn and support the casualty within a slide catchment area as specified by the assessor.

Section 3 – Deep water rescue

3.1 / 3.2 – Deep water Recovery
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Enter the water safely , submerge to the deepest part of the pool and recover a
submersible manikin to the surface on the first attempt
• Tow casualty to a point of support.
• Demonstrate simulated water based E.A.V. until the assessor requests the casualty
to be removed from the water, with trained assistance.
• On arrival remove the casualty from the water, and show effective turning of casualty into the face up position.

3.3 – Water based resuscitation
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate water based C.P.R. until instructed by the assessor.

3.4 – Action for regurgitation
The lifeguard will be required to:
• Demonstrate the technique for managing a casualty who is regurgitating stomach contents, re-establishing an airway and continuing with C.P.R.

3.5 – Recovery position (regaining consciousness)
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate the technique for placing a casualty in the recovery position when casualty shows positive signs of regaining consciousness and normal breathing.

WATER SAFETY SECTION
POOL LIFEGUARD POOL TEST
INFORMATION SHEET 2012

Section 4 – CPR and AED

4.1 – Adult CPR. (Sudden Collapse)
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate appropriate casualty management and perform emergency resuscitation on an unconscious adult casualty deemed to have suffered a sudden collapse.

4.2 – Child and Baby CPR.
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate appropriate casualty management and perform emergency resuscitation on either a child or baby casualty or both

4.3 – AED
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Demonstrate appropriate casualty management and perform an effective emergency setup of an Automated External Defibrillator on an Adult casualty.
• Provide full knowledge of all aspects of AED use

Oxygen Therapy (WNPS only)
The lifeguard will be required to;
• Provide full knowledge of all aspects of the oxygen therapy use and set up

Section 5 – Theory and first aid

5.1 – CPR Theory
The lifeguard will be asked to;
• Demonstrate and/or describe the procedures, techniques and show knowledge of the practices associated with a range of condition associated with CPR

5.2 – First Aid
The lifeguard will be asked to;
• Demonstrate and/or describe the procedures, techniques and show knowledge of the practices associated with a range of First aid conditions.

All queries regarding the pool test or an application to take a pool test should be made to the:-

Water Safety
Room 213
Penllergaer Council Offices
Penllergaer
Swansea
SA4 9GJ
((01792) 635162
water.safety@swansea.gov.uk
www.swansea.gov.uk/watersafety

Ad Hoc Private Lessons – Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th July

We have Ad Hoc Private Lessons on Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th July, with Ben Panett.

If you are interested to book, please telephone reception.

All lessons are on a first come first serve basis, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Prices start from £17.19

01792 513513

 

Member Offer

We love summer and we love our members that is why we want to offer you our brand new Car Park Bolt on!

If you have an active membership with the Wales National Pool then you can purchase a parking pass for only £99.00 for the whole year!

This can be added onto any annual, 6 month or monthly membership.

Call 01792 513513 for more information.

**This bolt on does not include splash into summer, complimentary or Christmas memberships.

Splash into Summer 10 weeks for £40.00

  • Splash into Summer 10 weeks for £40.00
  • Sign up between Wednesday 6th June and Friday 31st August 2018 and pay just £40 for 10 weeks of swimming!
  • Conversion offer Direct debits Stay 6 months and get one month free (i.e. bounce waive the payment for the seventh month after the conversion date). Initial payment schedules apply.
  • Conversion offer upfront payments – six months extend the membership end date by one calendar month.
  • The conversion offer is only available between 30th July and 30th September 2018. The start date for the converted membership will be deferred to the end of the promotional membership i.e. if a 10 weeks for £40 ends on the 31st July then the full membership will start on 1st August.
  • N.B people cannot take out consecutive 10 for 40 memberships only one per member and no deferred start dates, i.e. they cannot take out a membership starting on the 1st July and a second starting on 9th September! The first start date is 6th June and the last start date is 31st August.
  • IMPORTANT!! There is an event on between 30th July and 5th August and swim times for public and members will be limited!!  the price takes this into account!!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM US ABOUT GDPR

You are probably very well aware that there are important changes coming into force on 25th May 2018 in relation to data protection and privacy law.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a positive change putting you in charge of the information we can collect and retain about you.
We at Wales National Pool Swansea take our responsibility to how we manage your data very seriously. We have therefore made some changes to our Privacy information to show you how and why we collect and process your data and how we manage and store it. This is all contained within our privacy notice which can be found here on our website and copies are also available at reception.

Customer Privacy Notice

If you have any queries then please contact us:-
WNPSdataprotectionof@swansea.ac.uk

Kind regards

The Team at Wales National Pool Swansea

Private Lessons Available!

We run courses of private lessons. To find out days and times available please call reception on (01792) 513513.

Thanks the reception team!

Exciting additions to our swimming times

We are proud to announce that we have some additions to our swimming programme.

We have 50m pool availability between 06.00 – 08.00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 07.00 – 09.00 on Saturdays for our members. In addition we are offering lanes in the 25m split for members on Tuesday between 06.00 and 08.00 and on a Thursday we will be open for members and non members in all pools from 06.00 – 08.00.

In addition between now and the 27th July we have recreational swimming available in the 25m Training Pool on a Monday and Friday between 09.30 and 11.00 great for anyone less confident or for those wanting to bring their little dippers in for a daytime swim.

Please check out our timetable pages for for info.

See you soon.

#PassOnPlastic

When you come for a swim – why not use a refillable (not glass) bottle and if you do use a one use plastic bottle why not recycle it in our designated bins!

Thank you,

The Reception Team!