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15 November 2016

King's Pupils Qualify as Lifeguards

Nine King’s pupils have recently become qualified lifeguards.

Before attending the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) training course, these pupils had to demonstrate a number of skills that included jumping or diving into deep water, swimming 50 meters in less than 60 seconds, swimming 100 meters continuously on their front and back in deep water and climbing out of the pool unaided (no use of a ladder/steps).

The NPLQ course is a comprehensive one, taking individuals through all aspects of pool supervision, how to rescue swimmers, devise emergency plans, undertake resuscitation and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Assessment took place at the end of the course and involved a practical pool assessment, a theory assessment and a practical first aid and CPR assessment.

Not only have these nine pupils acquired a useful qualification and valuable skills, they will also be able to put these into action by helping with lifeguard duties in our own swimming pool.

Congratulations go to the following:

Charlotte Cannons
Lauren Messenger
Rob Santrian
Ed Coombs
Tom Maybery
Angus Crouch
Will Licence
Jack Mead
Sam Blackburn

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