Herons Leisure Centre and Whitstable Swimming Pool have spaces for their Rookie Lifeguard and Survive and Save programmes.

Please contact Dale Bicker for more information or to book your place!
Dale Bicker  I  01227 772442  I  dale.bicker@activelifeltd.co.uk

Rookie Lifeguard
Age 8 – 12 years

Programme Information

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. 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. 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.
Participants need to be able to swim 200 metres confidently.

Survive and Save
Age 12 – 14 years

Programme Information

RLSS UK’s Survive & Save Programme is the lifesaving awards programme for children ages 12 – 15 years old. 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. The awards teach lifesaving rescue, self-rescue, survival, lifesaving sport skills and also develop swimming ability and fitness. There are four award areas to achieve, the Medallion Awards, the Beach Awards, the Stillwater Awards and the Sport Awards and you can choose to specialise in one area or learn a broader range of skills by completing multiple awards. The highest achievement in the Survive & Save Programme is the Distinction Award, which is awarded to those who achieve 3 Gold Level awards within a 24 month period.
Participants need to be able to swim 200 metres confidently.

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