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Rookie Lifeguard (RLSS)

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you.

With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.  Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills - all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool. (Children must be at level 7 or above in Cookstown Swim Academy). 

Applicants must be between 8 -11 years old and be able to swim 50m of 3 recognised strokes

For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.

Current course availability
Course Venue Enrolment  Time Dates Cost

> Cookstown
Leisure Centre

Open
Book Online

4.30 - 5.30pm

Commences Friday 10 January 2020 for 11 weeks

£60.50

> Greenvale
Leisure Centre

Open
(Book by telephone)

6pm - 6.45pm

From Tuesday 7 January
(12 weeks)

£36

> Dungannon
Leisure Centre

Closed

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About the programme 

Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.

For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.

Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children

Though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.


Want to know more?

Contact Cookstown Leisure Centre, Greenvale Leisure Centre or Dungannon Leisure Centre or email us at leisure@midulstercouncil.org

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