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More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year, more than from domestic fires or cycling accidents.

Our lifesaving classes with Survival Squaddies which is not age dependant before progressing to our Rookie programme which starts from the age of eight, once they have progressed through Rookies they will continue into our Survive and Save programme.


Survival Squaddies

Aimed at children in Stage 5 and above, this can be taken in addition to their weekly swimming lessons or as an alternate route into our lifesaving pathway which currently starts with Rookie 1 for children aged 8+.

Survival Squaddies is based around swim ability and is not age dependent and will cover danger awareness, self-rescue and vital survival skills in clothes, this will introduce them nicely to the lifesaving pathway and get them ready for Rookie 1.

All children in our Stage 5 lessons have been put through Water Safety award 1 in preparation of Survival Squaddies since our lessons returned, while Stage 6 children and above will have all completed the necessary requirements for water safety 1 so can automatically go straight into Survival Squaddies.


Rookie Lifeguard programme

This is a fun and exciting lifesaving awards scheme for children age 8-12 years old.

It teaches children to be safe in the water through teaching; self-rescue, survival rescue and lifesaving sport skills.
Children can progress through four different awards; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Master.


Survive and Save 

Developing essential lifesaving skills and swimming fitness.

The awards are challenging but fun to complete and are arranged into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to ensure that participants continue to develop lifesaving skills as they progress through the awards.

The awards teach; CPR, water safety, self-rescue, survival, rescue and lifesaving sport skills and also develop swimming ability and fitness. Awards available at Queen's Park Sports Centre are; Medallion and Sports Awards.

Find out more

Please check our timetables for details of lessons at both our centres.

See our full price list for current charges for swimming lessons.

These courses are developed by the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS).

Contact us for details of our lifesaving courses or see our full price list for current course fees.

Last updated on 17 December 2021