Lifesaving Course provides a comprehensive and systematic module knowledge and technical skills in accordance with SLSS Awards Syllabus. Participants undergo basic lifesaving lessons to advanced lifeguarding training courses to possess the skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.
To take up the duty of a lifeguard, it requires a minimum age of 16 years old. Many of our students will be able to take up part-time job as a lifeguards in public and private pools after their GCE O-Level.
Swimming Instructor (National Registry Of Coaches) Requirement
After the age of 18, most students are still in Poly and boys are getting ready to go for National Service. Getting an NROC(Swimming) certified coach will allow them to teach at all pools in Singapore.
Lifesaving 123 is actually a separate course of Lifesaving 1, Lifesaving 2 and Lifesaving 3. You will achieve a separate certificate from the passing of each course. In Lifesaving 123, students will learn most of the commonly used aquatic rescues. This range from reaching rescues, board throwing rescues and even going into the water to pull up a victim. Technique of all rescues may seem easy and common sense to many adults, but young teens will need to understand the implications of all their actions and prevent their own death while conducing rescues. During lessons, we do role playing between students. Students are drilled in their acting as victims, as these will help them in identifying potential real victims.
Bronze Medallion & CPR
In this course, there is a minimum age requirement of 14 years old. There are 2 certificates to be achieved, which is the Bronze Medallion and CPR. CPR is Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, and is introduced as an essential skill to revive unconscious casualty who is not breathing. After taking lifesaving 123, students should look forward to taking Bronze Medallion. This course emphasises swimming fitness as we need them to rescue within a time limit. One needs to be a really proficient swimmer in order to pass this test.