JSP Dates

JSP will start Wednesday 27 Dec to Fri 12 Jan on weekdays from 9:45am until midday.

Note new start time please.

Swimming Ability

As a general guide

6 - 8 years
Delta squad: needs to be able to swim (any stroke) for at least 15 metres with their feet off the bottom.

8 - 11 years
Charlie squad need to be able to swim (any stroke) for at least 50 metres in waist deep water.
Bravo 2 squad is required to swim a minimum of 100 metre (and ideally 200 metre) in deep water, in the ocean.
Bravo 1 squad is required to swim a minimum of 200 metres in deep water, in the ocean.

Alpha Squads
Alpha 2 squad should be able to confidently complete a 200 metre buoy swim.
Alpha 1 squad should be able to confidently complete a 200 metre buoy swim under 4.5 mins.

Level 1

Confidence in the water
Theory questions on keeping safe at the beach

Level 2

Bodysurfing and wading technique
Nine theory questions

Level 3

50m pool swim
Catching waves
Theory questions covering surf lifeguard roles as well as keeping safe at the beach

Level 4

200m pool swim
Correct technique for duck diving
Identifying rips and wave types

Level 5

Increased skill development for surf swimming
Theory questions cover setting up for patrol and parts of the inflatable rescue boat (IRB)

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