Rookies Lifeguards & Survive and Save Lessons

Rookies Lifeguarding

Rookies Lifeguarding is a lifesaving programme by the RLSS for children aged between 8-12 years. It teaches children a range of vital life skills including lifesaving, teamwork, problem-solving and resilience.

Rookies lifeguarding at the Wales National Pool is fun, friendly and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for children. Over the course, the rookies learn and develop their lifesaving skills together whilst making life long friends.

For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our 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.

Lesson Days & Times 

Rookies Bronze
Tuesdays 18:00 till 19:00            
Thursdays 18:00 till 19:00
               
Rookies Silver 
Tuesdays 18:00 till 19:00            
Thursdays 18:00 till 19:00

Rookies Gold
Tuesdays 18:00 till 19:00            
Thursdays 18:00 till 19:00

Rookies Masters
Thursdays 19:00 till 20:00

Once they have completed their Rookies Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, they can continue onto our Survive and Save courses which help them learn more advanced water safety skills. This course can also be used for their DofE programme and as credits towards GCSE PE (for more information see below).

Survive & Save Award

Survive & Save is the programme following the rookies award for children aged over 12 years. Similar to the rookies award, there is a bronze, silver and gold award.

Lesson Days & Times

Survive & Save Bronze 
Thursdays 19:00 till 20:00

Survive & Save Silver 
Thursdays 20:00 till 21:00

Survive & Save Gold 
Thursdays 20:00 till 21:00

These courses are a fun, healthy & sociable way to keep fit and learn the essential skills of advanced water safety, an essential life skill for youngsters living an active life by the sea.

Survive & Save can be used as credits towards GCSE PE (see pages 7-24).  Survive_&_Save_National_Curriculum_Guide (1) ) and is also a great pathway into an early career in lifesaving. It gives students their first taste of the discipline required for studying towards a reputable and reccognised award/qualification. Partipants can also use it for their DofE skill, sport or voluntary practicals.

Once completing the Survive & Save programme, many of the dedicated young adults join us as volunteers on the Rookie Lifeguard programme, giving back a little of what they have learn and becoming role models for the new young would be lifesavers and using their commitment towards Duke of Edinburgh

For more information about the course visit the main RLSS website or to book call us now 01792 513513

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