Three of Camps Bay High School’s learners who will be in Grade 11 in 2021 recently received their Lifeguard Award (LA) having completed the training requirements to become Lifeguards for DHL Clifton Surf Lifesaving. Congratulations to Daniel Thetard, Rafe Tayler and Sam Warren who all qualified as Lifeguards (LA).
In addition, Daniel Thetard and King Langdon (who received his Lifeguard Award last year) completed the Level 3 First Aid course. By completing this course, Daniel and King are one step closer to becoming First Responders.
To receive the Lifeguard Award (LA), you have to be older than 16 years and first need to go through intense training which includes:
- Emergency first aid and CPR techniques
- Communication signals
- Rescue craft use
- Spinal board use
- One man drag and rescue techniques
- Boxline and two man carry
- Surf awareness and identification of rips
- Self-defence techniques
- Radio procedures
- General awareness
- Responsibilities of a lifeguard
The Lifeguard Award (LA) enables those who complete the training to work as a professional lifeguard. Lifeguards are required to undertake an annual retest.
Camps Bay High School has had a long, close association with DHL Clifton Surf Lifesaving with many of our learners starting out as Nippers.