Swim continuously in clothing (long sleeved top and trousers) using three different strokes. Each stroke must be performed continuously for a minimum of 100m (lifesaving backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke or front crawl), in less than 15 mins. Tread water for 2 mins before removing additional clothing then continue to swim sidestroke for 50m to a point of support in deep water. Climb out of the water unaided.
Swim 20m head up front crawl in less than 25 sec to an unconscious casualty. Turn the casualty over then perform a swim and tow for 20m using the extended arm or chin tow. Shout for help. Assess for normal breathing whilst waiting for help (for approx 1 min). With help on the scene, place casualty in the support position ready to land the casualty. STOP before lifts are attempted. Explain what actions you would then take.
Swim 20 to an unconscious casualty. Surface dive at least 5m underwater to recover an object from 1 m depth of water. At the surface swap the object for an unconscious casualty, turn the casualty over then perform and swim and tow for 20m using cross chest tow to shallow water. Shout for help. A time of two mins will be allowed from start of the test to the point at which both candidate and casualty are in a position of firm support.
Using appropriate hand signals from land, direct another swimmer to a point where an unconscious casualty has disappeared from sight in deep water the pupil should be able to understand; attract attention, move left, move right go further out, stay where you are, message understood, investigate object in the water and return to shore.
Complete the Rookie Life Support Award, (this can also be delivered by teacher using the materials in the Rookie Lifeguard Pack).
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