Survive & Save - Gold Core and Awards

Core

You are now starting to learn the most difficult skills of being a lifesaver.
It consists of:

  • Spinal turn and support procedures
  • Extended contact arm tow
  • Landing the Casualty
  • Learning how to escape from ice
  • Timed swim 200m in 4 minutes

Beach

Now you are moving on to learn more difficult techniques to save people at the beach.
It consists of:

  • Learning about sea life creatures, manmade structures and offshore winds.
  • A 15 minute clothed survival swim
  • Contact tows with with causalities
  • A initiative rescue where there are 4 causalities
  • In water rescue breathing

Sport

This is where Life Saving sport is most demanding these skills are learnt wide world.
It consists of:

  • Actual events in which are used across the globe
  • Speed line throws
  • The use of tubes to pull manikins along
  • Tows with filled manikins
  • Tumble turns with fins

Stillwater

Now you move on to the difficult skills that can be used at open water sites.
It consists of:

  • Learning how to give rescue breathing in the water
  • A 15 Minute Clothed Survival Swim
  • Development of Contact Tows
  • A initiative rescue where there are 4 casualties
  • Learning about Canals and the effects of Flooding

Medallion

Here you learn the difficult skills before trying them out at open water sites.
It consists of:

  • Learning about saving yourself in rip tides
  • A 15 Minute Clothed Survival Swim
  • Developing Contact Tows
  • A initiative rescue where there are 4 casualties
  • Reviewing your knowledge of past awards