Rookie Lifeguard Silver Award

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

  • Swim continuously in clothing for 200m on your front and back
  • Demonstrate a reaching rescue
  • Throw a buoyant aid to a casualty 8m away
  • Enter shallow water and wade to a casualty
  • Using a throwing aid, instruct the casualty what to do
  • Using a rigid aid instruct the casualty what to do
  • The support position
  • Tread water for 3 minutes
  • Swimming, surface dives and object recovery
  • Shallow turn and rescue an ‘unconscious casualty’
  • Coil and throw a rope to a casualty 10m away and pull to the side in less than 45 seconds
  • Enter deep water using a straddle jump
  • Demonstrate a fall-in entry into clear deep water
  • Swim 20m continuously with your head out of the water on your front

They will also be ready to move on to the Rookie Lifeguard Gold Award. To take part in the Silver Award, participants must have completed their Bronze 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