Beacon Lifesaving club offers the chance to learn valuable first aid skills
both in water and on land. The competitive part of the club has made regular
appearances in Regional and National competitions since 2011 and has shown just
how good the training we offer is. There are 2 sessions on Wednesdays from
6-8pm and 7-9pm which consists of one hour dryside and one hour wetside
training. Swimmers can learn all they need to know from the basics (Rookie
Lifesaving Programme) to the advanced (Survive and Save programme). Dry side
work includes first aid, CPR etc. and wet side raining focuses on the necessary
skills needed for the awards and competitions you are working towards. These
lessons are term time only.
The Rookie Lifeguard Programme is aimed
primarily at children from eight years old and above. The course, which has
been designed by water safety specialists at RLSS UK, is designed to ensure
that every child in the country has essential water skills to keep themselves
safe and knowledge of what to do in an emergency. The programme features
swimming and lifesaving skills supported by water safety education, allowing
participants to enjoy swimming as an activity and, vitally to protect their
lives should an accident occur in the water.
RLSS UK’s Survive & Save Programme is the lifesaving awards programme for teens and adults (12years+). The awards are challenging but fun to complete and they are arranged into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to ensure that you continue to develop your lifesaving skills as you progress through the awards.
This is a great opportunity for the
swimmers to learn life skills on how to save other people's lives and more
importantly if needed, how to save their own.
Come and give it a go!!