Rookie - Gold Stage

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

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