Rookie Lifeguard introduces the children to lifesaving skills and personal survival techniques.
It also enhances stamina in swimming, requiring water fitness treading water, towing and underwater swimming. Rookie Lifeguard is carried out without goggles so it will be head up swimming, sometimes wearing clothing to replicate outdoor rescues and survival.
The Rookie Lifeguard awards are a great introduction towards the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) once they reach the age of 16
Spot the dangers - know the hazards
Advice - take advice from signs and lifeguards
Friend - always go with a friend
Emergency - how to help others in an emergency