If you would like to join the club to learn lifesaving skills whether they are for GCSE PE, Duke of Edinburgh Award or just to learn life skills then please Download the Information Sheet and Application form.
Venue & Times
The Littlehampton Wave Leisure Centre, Sea Road, Littlehampton BN16 2NA
General lifesaving tuition using the Survive and Save syllabus of RLSS by the Club’s voluntary teachers is undertaken on a Wednesday evening for both adults and students over 12 years of age and the activity times are:
- Water Skills 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm in 2 lanes (7.00pm – 7.45pm
- Resuscitation and theory – usually 7.45 – 8.30 pm
Additional Open Water skills training for older ones can be carried out from June to September at Southwater Lake and/or Littlehampton Beach, Lancing Beach, and Shoreham Harbour Beach depending on numbers seeking to participate – and the weather!
Teaching objectives & course Duration
The primary objective is to teach members survival, lifesaving and life support skills consistent with a standard to pass the Bronze Medallion exam of the RLSS (includes Basic Life Support). Progressive higher awards are available and most members develop their skills this way by choice. At present we’re in ‘lockdown’ & on resumption we’ll work mainly on Life Saving Sport mainly as this avoids person to person contact
Skill acquisition for Bronze Medallion will vary depending upon water and dry facilities as well as the abilities and attendance records of the participants but about 6 months is usual.
The BM qualification and higher awards can also be used for those participating in The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.
Once members reach age 16 they are additionally encouraged to take the National Pool Life Guard qualification via The Wave.
Facilities at The Wave
Numbers under tuition at any one time are dictated by pool space – currently we occupy 2 lanes – and the number of teachers available. A class will usually be formed of 6- 8, occasionally more, up to a maximum of 12. Both theory and practical sections are compulsory elements of the exam and thus attendance at both training sessions on a regular basis is vital.