Rookies

Rookie lifesaving 8 - 12 years

How would you like to learn about keeping yourself and others safe in and around water.

You can continue to enjoy swimming while learning valuable lifesaving skills and rescue principles. Gain the knowledge to cope in an emergency situation through theory lessons backed up by practical skills. Work towards Royal Lifesaving Bronze Silver and Gold awards at your own speed to develop your knowledge and skills. These can be used as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and work alongside the national curriculum for schools.

Learn to communicate, to observe, to take control and to listen during the classes. All essential skills.


What do we do at Rookies?

    Have you ever?

  • Made a raft out of milk cartons or used wellies to float.
  • Swum in clothes and used them as rescue aids.
  • Played underwater hockey or swum in blacked out goggles.
  • Do you know how to give rescue breaths or chest compressions to save a life?

These are just a tiny glimpse of what you could be doing if you join Rookies.

Thousands of children become lifesavers as a result of taking part in Rookie sessions.


Most of all we have so much fun!

Click here for the Bronze badge syllabus.

Click here for the Silver badge syllabus.

Click here for the Gold badge syllabus.