Rookie Lifeguard Bronze Award

Upon completion of Bronze Stages 1, 2 and 3, Rookie Lifeguards should be able to:

  • Enter shallow water safely and confidently and wade
  • Tread water and signal for help
  • Swim continuously in clothing for 50m
  • Swim Lifesaving Backstroke
  • Scull head and feet first
  • Hold the ‘HELP’ position
  • Demonstrate a non-swimmer, weak swimmer and an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate a ‘Shout and Signal’ rescue
  • Throw an aid
  • Demonstrate a reach rescue
  • Enter deep water safely and confidently
  • Perform a feet first surface dive and swim underwater
  • Climb out in deep water without using the steps

They will also be ready to move on to the Rookie Lifeguard Silver Award.

Talk to the Team

If you're ready to sign up or you've got a question about our Rookie Lifeguard programme, get in touch with the Wave Swim School Team at or call Lewes Leisure Centre01273 486000