Rookie - Bronze Stage

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

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