Our RLSS awarded lifesaving programme is a bigger challenge for those over 12’s whom have completed Rookies Gold or those over 12 whom are interested in getting involved in lifesaving. The courses are a great preparation for a career in lifesaving and some children are chosen to become Rookie Lifeguard volunteer helpers. In addition from the age of 16, they can use their skills to undertake lifegaurding or teaching qualifications.
The top flight of Rookie Lifesaving. Once this stage is achieved kids are much safer in the water but still have plenty to learn about personal water safety and lifesaving and generally progress onto the RLSS Survive and Save awards.
Mid level RLSS Rookie lifeguard award. Taking basic skills further and challenging participants on both swim ability and lifesaving skills. A great way to hang out, learn, have fun and make friends – all in a healthy and safe environment!
Rookies – lifesaving lessons for kids! Bronze is the entry level to this fantastic kids lifesaving awards programme. Designed for children aged 8 to 12 the awards offer the opportunity to follow a structured RLSS lifesaving skills programme, including Water Safety, Rescue, Self Rescue and Emergency Responses. The aims of Rookies is to:
- Teach Lifesaving Skills
- Increase Swimming Competence
- Develop Survival Skills in Water
- Develop Confidence, Initiative and Judgement
- Develop Teamwork and Leadership
Hang out, learn skills, make friends, keep fit & healthy for life!