Copmanthorpe School Swimming Club

Rookie Lifesaving Awards



1. Introduction to lifesaving strokes.

2. Introduction to personal survival skills such as treading water, sculling & surface dives.

3. Introduction to rescue teqniques such as shout & signal & throw.

4. Recognition of casualties . 

5. Safe water entries & exits.

6. Understand & learn the Water Safety Code. 




1. Develop personal survival skills & rescue techniques to include; shout & signal, reach, throw & wade rescues using a variety of aids.

2. Perform a timed throw rescue in less than 45secs.

3. Learn & perform support position on a casualty in the water.

4. Develop team work & communication skills. 

5. Turn & rescue an unconcious casualty performing a contact tow. 

6. Swim 200m in clothing in less than 10mins.

7. Scenarios such as working as part of a team or individually using initiative assist a casualty in difficulty.   




1. Swim 400m of lifesaving strokes in clothing in less than 15mins.

2. Perform contact rescues on a concious & unconcious casualty.

3. Learn & perform CPR for adult, child & baby.

4. Learn & perform primary & secondary survey on a casualty.

5. Learn & perform recovery position on a casualty.

6. Demonstarte a variety of contact tows. 

7. Perform a resuce of an unconcious casualy & hold in support position in less than 2mins. 

8. Demonstrate a reverse & a standoff. 

9. Scenarios such as working as part of a team or individually using initiative assist 2 casualties in difficulty 10m away. 

Rookie Lifesaving Awards

Sandra Poynter




"My son had a 1-2-1 crash course with Sandra to improve his stroke. In a few months he had not only improved his technique but improved his speed to give him the confidence he needed. Thankyou Sandra "
   - Philippa

"My son has learnt to swim with Sandra (and the team) from being afraid of water as a toddler at Copmanthorpe right through to now completing his Gold swimming badge at Arch Bishops. They have worked hard with Patrick pushing him when needed and equal measures of reward and praise, whilst also keen it fun and being very patient. We could not have picked a better team, he looks forward to swimming every week and we are all sad that it is about to finish, Thankyou so much for your support and dedication we will greatly miss our weekly lessons "
   - Donna



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