We deliver our GBS lifesaving programme. This programme runs for our older children. These programmes are extremely successful and we are very lucky they are taught by our NTA. National trainer assessor Lesley Wilmott.
GBS Lifesaving covers the RLSS Survive and Save Programme.
This includes the:
Pool Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions.
The programme consists of swimming and lifesaving skills for the pool and open water (practised in the pool).
We also teach first aid and resuscitation skills as part of this programme.
It generally takes one term for each of the medallions and some of our lifesavers stay on to do the assistant Lifesaving teacher award.
Children must be 12 to complete the medallions but we often have children that start the programme earlier as an addition or as an alternative to lane swimming.
We have had great results over the years we have been running these courses, and the children really enjoy them. It has opened up a number of job opportunities for our students after leaving school or training in higher education.
There is an additional cost to purchase the required reference book from the RLSS. This book is extremely informative and covers many lifesaving topics.
If interested please call us for more details.