Young people ages 8-12 years old have the opportunity to learn valuable water skills that could save their own lives, or the lives of others whilst enjoying fun sessions and receiving recognition for their achievements.
The fluid nature of the course allows children to spend as much time as they need to become confident within the water.
The Rookie lifeguard award contains survival, rescue and sport skills as well as life support and water safety elements.
The RLSS UK is working in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) on the National Plan for Teaching Swimming, which aims to bring all swimming lessons up to a higher standard. Young Rookies can also complete all of the Water Safety requirements laid down in the National Curriculum’s Key Stage 2 by completing the Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award. Rookie allows fledgling swimmers the opportunity to progress at their own speed, not that of their peers.
The fluid nature of the course allows children to spend as much time as they need to become confident within the water. Additionally the RLSS UK has developed awards for those not progressing so quickly or those with a disability.
If you are interested in learning more about Rookie Lifeguard at Montsaye Community Sports Centre, call 01536 713708, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also visit the Rookie website which is full of lifesaving tips and information.