Rookie Lifeguard

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the RLSS and classes are aimed at children aged from 8 to 12 or 13 years old. Depending on numbers, the class may be split into two or more groups, allowing the teaching to be better tailored to the age/ability of the children.

The children will very often be given their first opportunity to explore water safety and alternative safe aquatic play, and are taught a wide range of skills, covering swimming and water safety, and outdoor and adventurous activities, as well as some areas of the National Curriculum.

The Rookie skills make the children aware of how to take better care of themselves, their family and friends, and give them the information they need to promote water safety in their day-to-day activities. The awards contain survival, rescue and sports skills as well as Life Support and water safety.

Children join in at the level that suits them and then work their way through the rest of the programme. It starts with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses through to Stage 3 of the Gold Award.

The programme includes Water Safety, Life Support and a number of Bolt-on Awards. These Bolt-on Awards offer varied extra skills, wet and dry, that Rookies can achieve to push themselves further and provide encouragement between the core awards. These include Beach activity and running awards, Communications awards, Paddleboard awards and more under development.

Rookie Lifeguard is part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) developed by the Amateur Swimming Association and the Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum.

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