The Northumberland and Durham Rookie Festival will take place on the 2nd October 2016 at Chester-le-Street swimming pool, starting at 10am. This will be a fun, friendly competition with Rookies from across the branch taking part. If you haven't yet taken part in a competition this is the perfect opportunity to have a go in a relaxed atmosphere and see what it's all about. The maximum age for this competition is 14 years old.
Rookies will take part in teams of 4 and we will be working on the skills needed for this competition throughout the pool sessions leading up to it so all Rookies will be well equipped to take part. Events are:
•Lifesaving stroke relay (frontcrawl, breaskstroke, lifesaving leg kick and side stroke)
•Lifesaving medley relay (swimming with fins and rescue tubes)
•Body board relay
•Rope throw relay
Entry is free.
Come and join us on Saturday 25th June to help mark the end of Drowning Prevention Week, and raise vital funds for these three life-saving charities.
NSVL are really proud to announce that 18 of our Rookies and Lifesavers attended a competition at Billingham Forum on Saturday 23rd January. Events were judged on speed, with competitors swimming under obstacle gates, towing manikins and even taking part in a boogie board race for the younger swimmers!
Ever fancied becoming a Beach Lifeguard???
The first step towards achieving this is to gain the Royal Life Saving Society National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ).