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RLSS National Rescue Test for Swimming Teachers/Coaches

Who can attend?

This course is accredited by Lifesavers and the Royal Lifesaving Society and recognised by Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), Swimming Teachers Association (STA), Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM) and the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches (ISTC).

This course is mentioned in “Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools” as being appropriate for those supervising swimming pool programmed activities.

Swim coach with children, ages 9 to 12.

The aim of the course is to make swimming teachers and coaches more confident should an incident arise. Concentrating on raising awareness of potential hazards, prevent accidents and how to take appropriate emergency action when required.

Pre Requisites

Be 16 years of age;

Be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:-

  • Swim 20 metres on their back
  • swim 20 metres on their front
  • surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • climb out unaided without ladder/ steps and where the pool design permits

This course does not lead to a Lifeguard qualification

The course duration:

2 Days (minimum 16 hours)

Certificate Validity:

Upon successful completion certification is valid for 24 Months.

Maximum number of trainees:

12 (More can be accommodated by bringing in another trainer)

Assessment and Certification:

Practical Skills Test, External Assessors

Accredited by:  Royal Life Saving Society

All sections must be completed within 28 days of the first assessment taking place, and will be assessed by an independent Trainer/Assessor.

Are you a Leisure Centre Manager looking for a training provider?

If so please contact NDA on 01494 958 547 and we will be happy to discuss your training needs.

This award is an assessment in practical lifesaving skills that may be needed by anyone teaching or coaching swimming or other programmed activity in a swimming pool.

It is awarded by Lifesavers, the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (www.lifesavers.org.uk) and endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association, the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches and the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management.

It is also recognised in “Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools” as being appropriate for those supervising swimming pool programmed activities.

Pre-requisites:

  • Be aged 16 years or over at the time of assessment
  • Be able to swim 20 metres on the front
  • Be able to swim 20 metres on the back
  • Be able to reach the pool floor. The depth selected must be the same as the pool used during teaching

Recommended Training time:

  • Teachers with no previous experience of lifesaving or lifesupport skills – minimum 12 hours
  • Teachers with some previous experience – minimum 6 hours
  • Teachers renewing the award – minimum 4 hours

The award has three compulsory sections, which may be assessed on separate occasions. These are:
1. Theory – oral or written test
2. Life Support – practical test
3. Water Rescue Test

Optional Endorsement

4. Life Support – Infant CPR – practical test
All sections must be completed within 28 days of the first assessment taking place, and will be assessmed by an independent Trainer/Assessor.

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