What are the requirements for NLS?

What are the requirements for NLS?

Prerequisites: minimum 15 years of age, Bronze Cross, and Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid (need not be current) or Standard First Aid from one of these approved agencies.

What does NLS stand for in swimming?

National Lifeguard: Pool. At-a-glance. Notes. Test Items. The NLS Pool certification is designed to develop the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness required by lifeguards.

How do I train to be a National Lifeguard?

National Lifeguard – Pool Instructor

  1. To be at least 18 years old.
  2. To hold a current National Lifeguard – Pool award.
  3. To hold a current Lifesaving Instructor award.
  4. To have experience in teaching at least 2 Bronze level courses (Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross)
  5. To have experience (at least 12 months) as pool lifeguard.

What is a double clutch in lifeguarding?

A double clutch is a life-guarding situation where two people start grabbing and holding each other either through a fight, or a panic. Someone may go unconscious but both go down, and drown unless or until lifeguards literally jump in and physically separate the unhappy couple.

How do you pass the brick lifeguarding test?

The test best breaks down into four steps:

  1. Locate the Brick. Start preparing for the brick test by practicing the 20-yard swim without goggles.
  2. Retrieve the Brick.
  3. Swim the Brick Back to the Start.
  4. Exit the Water Without Using the Ladder.
  5. Take Your Time.
  6. Keep the Brick in Front.
  7. Get to the Surface Quickly.
  8. Swim on Your Back.

How long does it take to train as a lifeguard?

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course is a minimum of 36 hours, followed by a practical assessment on swimming pool theory, water safety and how to spot potential hazards. The course will teach you the practical skills of lifeguarding, such as water rescue, casualty recovery, CPR and first aid.

What is Chin carry swimming?

Press your chin to your chest, raise your shoulders, and cross your arms over your face. This prevents the victim grabbing you around your neck.