We feel living in Cornwall and always being in and around water it is so important that our children know how to be safe and what to do if we see anyone needing help whether it's at the swimming pools, the beaches or around ponds.
The Rookie courses also cover out of water life saving skills such as how to help someone choking..... It's a fantastic skill to have learnt you never know when you may need it!
For any one that would like to join us for a Rookie Lifeguards course please fill in the enquiry form in our shop.
Designed for eight to 12 year olds, the nine awards teach a variety of life-saving skills including survival, rescue, life support and water safety.
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 new swimmers and progressing to the level where Rookie Lifeguards perform life-saving tows.
Rookie Lifeguard is part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.
At Little Flippers we teach safety skills in our weekly classes and we also run Rookie Lifeguard as a stand-alone course. The Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum.
Many Rookies progress to RLSS UK’s Survive and Save Lifesaving programme and some even continue the pathway to become a RLSS UK pool lifeguard.