Basic Lifeguard Course Available in Singapore
At Lifesaving Swim, we aim to equip people with the knowledge and skill needed to become a lifeguard. This is applicable to candidates that wish to know basic lifesaving techniques such as rope throw and board throw and wish to acquire aquatic knowledge. This course is suitable for swimmers of beginner and advanced levels.
Theoretical components of basic lifesaving 1 course
Water safety casualty recognition Principles of water rescue Dangers in swimming pools Characteristics of a weak-swimmer, non-swimmer, injured swimmer and unconscious swimmer. Methods of seeking help Learning to be able to demonstrate management of an unconscious casualty, including:
- Obtaining a clear airway
- Action for vomiting
- Recovery Position
Practical components of the course
- Reaching Rescue
You will be required to rescue a simulated casualty who is between 1 metre and 2 metres away in deep water by using a suitable reaching aid. Encourage the casualty to use the aid and return to safety before assisting them to climb out of the water.
- Throwing Rescue – Unweighted Rope
Conduct a rescue 8 metres away in water using an unweighted rope. Encourage the casualty to use the aid and on being returned to safety and assist them in climbing out of the water.
- Throw – Buoyant Aid
In deep water 5 metres away, complete a rescue using a suitable buoyant aid. Verbally encourage the casualty to use the chosen aid and return to safety before assisting them out of the water.
- Throw – Lifebuoy
Demonstrate an ability to accurately throw a lifebuoy to a victim in water 5 meters away. As with the previous tests, encourage them to use the lifebuoy to return to safety before assisting them out of the water.
- Retrieval of unconscious victim with a rigid aid
You will be required to retrieve an unconscious casualty in deep water not further than 2 metres away by using a rigid aid. Upon retrieving the casualty to the edge of pool, call to a bystander for assistance. Land the casualty with assisted lift and place in Recovery Position. Call for ambulance and trained CPR/AED provider to commence CPR/AED rescue if casualty is not breathing.
Demonstrate an ability to rescue a casualty in water in an emergency situation not further than 8 metres away using reaching or throwing skills, in a situation previously unknown to the rescuer. After the rescue, explain the reasons for your actions.
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If you are interested in our Singapore basic lifeguard course, contact us today to enrol.