The programme offers a unique aquatic alternative for those who love the water, who want to be challenged and who want more than just lessons. The Rookie Lifesaver provides opportunities for children to keep interested and active in aquatics, especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs. It’s a fantastic opportunity to further develop swimming skills at the same time as developing new and challenging lifesaving skills.
This program is an alternate to traditional assessment checklist based programs where participants learn the skills required for pool lifesaving and is based on personal best achievement.
The best description of the Rookie Lifesaver Course is SERIOUS FUN! There’s a serious purpose behind the program. Kids learn skill that will empower them to assist in to save a life.
The emphasis is on the following skills:
- Basic First Aid
- Swimming Skills
- Recognition of dangers
- Lifesaving Knowledge
- Leadership and Teamwork