Rookie Lifeguard Programme

Course Overview

The Rookie Lifeguard Programme has been designed to help junior surf members prepare to be a Surf Lifeguard. The Rookie Lifeguard Programme aims to promote “practical lifeguarding” to the younger members and develop strong ties between senior and junior members as a result of involvement.

The target audience for this programme is 13 year old junior surf members wishing to become a Surf Lifeguards next season.

Course Information

Pre-requisites – Be 13 years of age by the 1st October – Be able to swim 200 meters in a pool in under 4:30mins – Current member of a SLS club

Duration – Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks

Delivered by – Rookie Lifeguard coordinators

Who should complete it – Anyone interested in becoming a Surf Lifeguard in years to come

Candidate requirements – Participate in four patrols (no less than 12 hours in total) – Complete all Rookie Surf Lifeguard Log Book Modules

Topics covered
1. Health, sun smart & conservation
2. Surf & swimming skills
3. Role of a surf lifeguard and patrolling
4. Signals, flags & radio operations
5. Rescue, releases & tube rescue
6. First aid & emergency care
7. Primary survey & CPR
8. Practical surf skills
9. Patrol equipment & clubhouse
10. Surf Life Saving Club structure and culture

Outcomes
At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to: – Identify the role of a Surf Lifeguard – Demonstrate a range of Surf Lifeguard skills

To begin training for this qualification, please contact us for more information.