Rookie - Silver Stage

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

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