Open Water Lifeguard Course
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13th May 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 14th May 2017 @ 4:00 pm| £25
Open Water Lifeguard ‘bolt-on’ course
Exclusive new course for lifeguards wanting to work in open water.
The new and unique Open Water Lifeguard ‘bolt-on’ module is the first of its kind and allows all pool lifeguards who hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) to develop their skills and knowledge to lifeguard open water.
Open water swimming is the fastest growing sport worldwide and due to increasing popularity, there is a risk that lifeguards without all of the skills they need maybe asked to lifeguard open water. This ‘bolt-on’ module will bridge the gap and equips lifeguards with both the knowledge and experience to keep people safe in open water.
Open Water Lifeguards can support a host of events and locations including –
- Open Water Swim Competitions
- Public inland bathing sites
- Adventure Races
Do you want to become an Open Water Lifeguard?
For RLSS UK NPLQ qualified lifeguards, the course is a six-hour module award that will build on existing skills and knowledge and prepare them for the open water environment. Lifeguards will be assessed on their confidence and ability in open water and by the end of the course, will be able to supervise and provide rescue during controlled activities, such as triathlons and adventure races in non-tidal waters.
Saturday 13th May: 1pm – 4pm – Theory session
Sunday 14th May: 1pm – 4pm – Practical session
£25 for the full course including equipment, RLSS resources and wetsuit hire if required.