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Rookie Lifeguard

Splish Splash Swim Ltd offers Rookie Lifeguard sessions on Monday and Thursday every week.

 

We teach our Rookie Lifeguards how to take care of themselves, their family and their friends in  and around water; we teach Rookies how to promote water safety in their day­-to­-day activities.

Encouraging your child to join us for Rookie Lifeguard sessions offers you the comfort of knowing that your child is aware of the dangers of pool and open water swimming. We work through the RLSS Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards to ensure that Rookies have a sound safety education and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.

In a fun and exciting environment, with games and competitions, we teach survival, rescue and life support skills to our Rookies.

We give our Rookies the opportunity to visit open water sites so they can understand the importance of and practice assessing open water dangers. In 2014, we took our Rookies to Market Bosworth Water Park where they were taught how to rescue swimmers in open water and they learned how to swim in a lake!

Rookie Lifeguard Splish Splash Swim School visit Market Bosworth Lake

Rookie Lifeguard Splish Splash Swim School visit Market Bosworth Lake

 

In 2015, we have taken our Rookies to Staunton Harold Reservoir, giving them the opportunity to go on a speedboat and experience sailing with Staunton Harold Sailing Group (http://www.shsc.org.uk/). Our Rookies increased their awareness of the dangers of open water sports and had a really fun time doing it!

Staunton Harold Reservoir Sailing

Staunton Harold Reservoir Sailing

What our Rookie’s say

Why become a Rookie Lifeguard ?

I completed my Stage 7 Award and decided that I wanted to be a Lifeguard in the future so I thought that it would be helpful to join Rookie Lifeguards.- Amelia (15)
My Mum suggested the idea, I wasn’t too keen at first. After a couple of sessions though I started to really enjoy it and I have stayed!- George (11)
My Mum and I felt that there was no need for me to continue to have swimming lessons but I really liked swimming and wanted to keep swimming so I started Rookie Lifeguards.- Lauren (11)

What do you enjoy most about being a Rookie Lifeguard ?

I enjoy learning new and different skills.- Amelia (15)
I like learning how to save people in the water.- George (11)
Learning how to lifesave.- Lauren (11)

 

In 2014, all of our Rookies became members of the RLSS Leicestershire Volunteers group where they we given access to further training and opportunities to help with Leicestershire Lifeguards Voluntary Patrol & Rescue Service.

For more info follow the link: http://www.rlss.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/

What awards will my child work towards?

  • RLSS Bronze, Silver and Gold Rookie Lifeguard Awards;
  • Swim England Water Safety Award;
  • Swim England Personal Survival One and Two Award;
  • Swim England Rescue Award;
  • RLSS Life Support Award;
  • RLSS Rookie Communication Award.

Welcome Back

We are really looking forward to re-opening Splish Splash Swim and welcoming all our swimmers, parents, friends and colleagues back to the pool. We’ve are extremely lucky to have received support and good well wishes from you all on reopening!!

The schools have been working extremely hard over lockdown to ensure the pools we use are ready and everything is in place for a safe environment for all when we restart our lessons.

Below are details that have been put into place for our safe return back to the pool!

As I’m sure you can appreciate, we’ve had to adapt various elements of our pools due to the current circumstances and to protect the safety of our swimmers, parents and colleagues.

Please ensure you read this information thoroughly before starting back swimming. All the measures detailed below are based on government and Swim England guidance as well as our own risk assessments.

Swimming Lessons

The general measures detailed below will apply.

We will run fewer lessons within the pool at one time to allow for both children and swimming teachers to social distance. This may affect the times we are able to offer customers.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to your lesson and wait outside in the allocated area.

On arriving, there will be a one-way system in place, directing you and your child to the lesson.

Only one parent should attend with a child, to reduce the number of people in the building.

Parents must wear a face mask on entering as well as removing outdoor shoes before they walk onto poolside.

Pupils will be required to arrive for lessons readily changed in their costumes, hats and goggles. This will help all teachers start their lessons on time.

Swim Teachers will maintain social distancing from pupils where they are able possible to do so.

All swimmers must bring their own equipment (please see check list below).

Lesson times will remain at 25 minutes (unless stated).

No changing facilities will be available at this present time.

If anyone has any concerns with the above measures, we please ask you to contact Vicky on admin@splishsplashswim.co.uk.

 

We look forward to seeing you all soon

 

Vicky and the Splish Splash Team