Ruby Oak Park, Brandis Corner, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7YA
Telephone: 01409 221580
Aqua Stars Life Saving Club
Our Life Saving club is for children aged 8 to 16 years teaching children valuable life saving skills like personal survival, first aid, cpr, water safety theory and rescues. We also offer fun activities ranging from snorkelling, water polo, body boarding and we are planning some beach safety and open water safety awards too.
Our junior life savers aged 8 to 11 years continue to progress their swimming strokes during their classes with the lesson being divided between life saving and stroke improvement.
Our advanced classes for 12 to 16 years offer more theory, life saving sport, first aid and CPR along with the opportunity to instruct the juniors and help with their classes. This can lead to a young leaders or an assistant life saving instructor qualification.
In March 2016, we entered our first competition and as well as having an enjoyable afternoon we came back with a handful of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals! This competition started the ball rolling and we were keen to compete again in July 2016, entering the festival at Bovey Tracey winning more silver and bronze medals. Our next competition is in December where we will be holding our first life saving competition at Ruby Oak Park.
In April 2014, we also won the RLSS Grant Shield in the North Devon category for the most Rookie Life Saving awards presented and for the most Life Saving courses (Assistant Life Saving Instructor, Life Saving Instructor, Life Support 3 and National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
For children who are too young to join our life saving club, we run taster sessions during the summer holidays.
Where can Junior Life Saving lead?
Some of our past pupils have gained employment by becoming a Junior Lifesaving Instructor from the age of 14 and an RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification from the age of 16 years. We regularly run these courses, look out for details or speak to Laura for more information.
Above: Some of our Junior Life Savers after a competition with Perry the Mascot.
Below: Little lifesavers learning skills during Water Safety week