Rookie Lifeguard Gold Award

Upon completion of Gold Stages 1, 2 and 3 Rookies should be able to:

  • Coil and throw a rope to a casualty and pull to the side
  • Swim 400m continuously in clothing
  • Demonstrate Lifesaving Backstroke, Sidestroke, Breaststroke or Front Crawl
  • Tread water, removing clothing then swim 50m
  • Climb out of deep water unaided
  • Demonstrate fall-in, compact jump or shallow dive
  • Demonstrate a Reverse
  • Demonstrate a Standoff
  • Rescue an unconscious casualty at depth in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Demonstrate supported rescue breathing whilst waiting for help
  • Demonstrate the support position
  • Demonstrate non-contact rescues
  • Treat for shock
  • Hand signals
  • Using any recognised competitive stroke, swim 400m continuously, in less than 12 minutes

To take part in the Rookie Lifeguard Gold Award, participants must have completed their Bronze and 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 waveswimschool@waveleisure.co.uk or call Lewes Leisure Centre01273 486000