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Lifesaving Skills Course for Rookie Instructors. Purpose of the Rookie Instructor Course. Aim: To provide aquatics trainers the knowledge, skills and ability to train and assess the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard programme. Course Outcomes: By the end of this course candidates will have gained:

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Lifesaving Skills Course for Rookie Instructors


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Purpose of the Rookie Instructor Course

  • Aim:

  • To provide aquatics trainers the knowledge, skills and ability to train and assess the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard programme


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  • Course Outcomes:

  • By the end of this course candidates will have gained:

  • Basic knowledge of the Society, it’s structure, Rookie Lifeguard and other award programmes

  • An understanding of basic Lifesaving and Life Support skills to deliver the Rookie Lifeguard programme


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RLSS Education programme progression

  • National Pool and Beach Lifeguard Qualifications (NPLQ & NBLQ)

  • National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

  • National Rescue Test for Supervisors of Swimmers with Disabilities (RTSSD)

  • Emergency Response Awards (ER)

Swimming Pool

Open Water

Life Support

Distinction

Life Support 3

Silver Cross

Award of Merit

Bronze Cross

Bronze Medallion

Life Support

Community LS

Rookie Lifeguard


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RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard overview

  • Aim of the Rookie programme:

    To prepare Rookies to take better care of themselves, their family and friends and to give them the information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities

  • Target age 8-12 years

  • Three stages (Bronze, Silver, Gold) which are each split into three levels (e.g. Bronze level 1, Bronze Level 2 and Bronze Level 3)


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Rookie Lifeguard and the National Plan for Teaching Swimming


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Rookie Lifeguard Award Sequence

Full Swim Teacher

Occupational First Aid

Extended Life support

Child Protection Course

Asst Swim Teacher

CPD Courses

RLSS NPLQ

Manual Handling

NRASTC

Bronze Medallion

Rookie Master Lifeguard

Gold 3

Gold 2

Life Support Award

Water Safety Award

Gold 1

Speciality Bolt-on Awards

Snorkelling

Fin Swimming

Beach Safety

Many more

Silver 3

Silver 2

Achievement Award 1

Achievement Award 2

Silver 1

Bronze 3

Bronze 3

Bronze 2

Bronze 1

5 Gold


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Rookie Resources

  • Resources available include:

  • Instructors pack

  • Candidate pack

  • A dedicated website for Rookies and Instructors

  • Badges

  • Certificates

  • Extras


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Strokes

  • There are two Lifesaving strokes used in the Rookie programme

  • Lifesaving backstroke

  • Lifesaving sidestroke


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Skills

  • Entries and exits

  • Sculling

  • Treading Water

  • Surface Diving

  • HELP position

  • Non, weak, injured, unconscious casualty recognition and simulation

  • Swimming in clothing and removal


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Skills

  • Shout and signal

  • Reach rescue

  • Throw a buoyant aid

  • Throw a non buoyant aid (rope throw)

  • Wade rescue (buoyant and rigid aids)

  • Support position

  • Stirrup lift and climb out

  • Turning an unconscious casualty in shallow water

  • Incident training


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  • Rescue Sequence

  • Shout and signal

  • Reach

  • Throw

  • Wade

  • Swim with an aid

  • Swim and tow


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Life Support Skills


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