Explore The World Of The Rookie lifeguard
For Children aged 8 – 12 years
The Rookie Lifeguard programme is designed to give your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you.
With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.
Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. These skills are CPR, Rope Throw, Manikin Tow and Tea Towel Tow.
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.
Ages 8 – 12 years
How The Rookie Programme Works
Rookie Lifeguard Programme is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The programme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award, Stage 2 of the Silver Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award.
The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool if so desired.
Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.
Key Competitive Learning Skills Of The Rookie
Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. These skills are CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), Rope Throw, Manikin Carry and Swim & Tow.
As Poseidon Lifesaving Club is a competitive club the Rookies get an opportunity to put these lifesaving skills into action at various competitive events throughout the year.
Your child will learn how to perform chest compressions on a casualty and give them a series of rescue breaths to help save their life when they are in cardiac arrest.
Your child will be taught how to throw a floating rope specially designed to be thrown to a swimmer in difficulty, by a rescuer on the river bank, and used to pull them to safety.
Swim & Tow
Your child will learn how to rapidly rescue a casualty by using a clothing garment (a tea towel in practice), whilst they are fully clothed to safely pull the casualty to shore.