To establish an advanced standard of all round knowledge, skills and ability in
aquatic rescue situations
Minimum Age:15+ years or the year in which the candidate turns 16 year
Class Size : up to 10 Learners
Duration : 2 months - 6 months
Course Fee : $350 per pax (Adult) or $70 per month (Secondary Students)
1. Answer 6 questions on lifesaving showing a clear understanding of the following:
1.1 water safety
1.2 survival in water
1.3 rescue principles
1.4 emergency aftercare
2. Complete the test for the SLSS’s Senior Resuscitation Award. (Candidates with the Senior Resuscitation Certificate issued within the past 24 months will be granted exemption).
3. Rescue Fitness
A conscious casualty is in deep water, 100 metres from safety. The rescuer will start the test, dressed in swimwear and long sleeved shirt, and trousers, or skirt, any of which may be discarded as desired (either on land or in water). No other rescue aids are available.
3.1 enter deep water and swim 100 metres
3.2 demonstrate a clothing tow over 100 metres
3.3 secure the casualty in the support position
A time of 6 minutes will be allowed, from the start of the test to the end of the swim and tow and when the casualty is placed in support position.
4. Contact Tow
A conscious casualty is in deep water and 50 metres away and 100 metres from safety. No
rescue aid is available.
4.1 swim 50 metres to the casualty
4.2 escape and take defensive action when necessary
4.3 demonstrate a contact tow over 100 metres to point of safety and place the casualty in support position
4.4 assist the casualty to land, with help from a bystander
4.5 provide aftercare
The casualty will attempt to grasp the rescuer before the tow starts and will struggle on 2 occasions during the rescue.
5. Resuscitation Rescue
An unconscious non-breathing casualty is in deep water, 45 metres from safety. A buoyant rescue aid is available.
5.1 enter the water and swim 45 metres to the casualty and assess the casualty’s condition
5.2 with the use of buoyant aid, perform deep water resuscitation with support whilst towing the casualty 45 metres to a point of support
5.3 simulate supported EAR for another 12 inflations
5.4 land the casualty with assistance from a trained bystander
5.5 check for breathing and signs of circulations. Assume no breathing and no signs of circulations
5.6 substitute the casualty for a manikin
5.7 demonstrate CPR on the manikin for 5 cycles
5.8 place the casualty in the Recovery Position and provide aftercare
A time of 1 minute 15 seconds will be allowed from the start of the test to the first inflation of resuscitation.
Three casualties, one of whom may be out of the water, are up to 25 metres from safety. The rescuer will start the test in swimwear, long sleeved shirt, and trousers or skirt. A selection of other rescue aids may be made available. Tow bystanders are available. Demonstrate the attempted rescue of the casualties making use of available aids and bystanders.
The Examiner may interrupt and ask the candidate to explain the actions and further intentions.
In swimwear, swim 800 metres continuously comprising 50 metres each of Front Crawl, Breaststroke, Survival Backstroke and sidestroke, per cycle, for 4 cycle. Correct and efficient techniques must be used.