Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children
involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the
pool. For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining
independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep
themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.
Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the
programme are just as valuable to people of all ages.The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the
Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level
suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards
perform impressive lifesaving tows. Rookie Lifeguard is part of the ASA Learn to Swim
Pathway developed by the Amateur Swimming Association, although it can also be run as a
stand-alone course by junior lifesaving clubs, leisure centres, swimming schools and as part
of school swimming lessons. The Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award fulfils all of the Key
Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum and is taught by RLSS UK approved
instructors. Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard
scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.
RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun,varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.