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Rookie Lifeguard Programme

Rookie Lifeguard Programme

Waimarama Rookie Lifeguards

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.

Course Information

  • 13 years of age by the 1st October
  • Swim 200 meters in a pool in under 4:30mins
  • Current member of a SLS club
  • You will be assign to a life guard patrol for the season
  • Complete all Rookie Surf Lifeguard Log Book Modules

Topics covered

  • Health, sun smart & conservation
  • surf and swimming skills
  • Role of a surf lifeguard and patrolling
  • Signals, flags and radio operations
  • Rescue, releases and tube rescue
  • First aid and emergency care
  • Primary survey and CPR
  • Practical surf skills
  • Patrol equipment and clubhouse
  • You will be assign to a life guard patrol for the season
  • Surf life saving club structure and culture
Waimarama Rookie Lifeguards