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Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week Levels

These lessons are run by Water Safety Ireland and during the lessons the child will develop skills in rescue, survival and resuscitation.

Safety 1

To test principles of water safety and simple rescue techniques especially for those whose lack of swimming skills precludes them from further lifesaving training.

Safety 2

To introduce simple rescue techniques involving minimum risk to the rescuer. Designed to prepare the candidate who has some swimming skills for lifesaving training.

Safety 3

To emphasize rescue techniques involving minimum risk to the rescuer. Designed to test candidate’s judgement and ability to assess accident situations correctly.

Safety 4 (includes BLS 1)

To further emphasize simple rescue techniques involving minimum risk to the rescuer. Designed to test candidate’s progression from skills included in Safety 2 & 3 and as a preparatory step to the Rescue Awards.

Endurance 1 (Min Age 11 years old)

To emphasize the the importance of training in self rescue skills before attempting body contact rescue and also the need to attain a high standard of physical fitness.

Rescue 1 (includes BLS 2) (Min Age 12 years old)

PREREQUISITE: Safety 4 & Endurance 1 / Survival 1

To introduce candidates to different techniques of personal contact in swimming rescues with various types of subjects, while ensuring minimum risk to the rescuer.

Endurance 2 (Min Age 12 years old)

To emphasize the the importance of training in self rescue skills before attempting body contact rescue and also the need to attain a high standard of physical fitness.

Rescue 2 (includes BLS 2) (Min Age 13 years old)

PREREQUISITE: Rescue 1 & Endurance 2 / Survival 2

To minimize the dangers of body contact rescues by providing candidates with the necessary skills to make effective release from various grips or clutches and to complete a rescue safely.