Aquapups - Lifesaving for children

A fun informative course teaching children Water Safety and Essential Lifesaving skills

Who is this class for?

This course is for children aged between 8 and 16 years old.  The children should be able to swim a length as the lifesaving involves towing.

What will you learn?

This course is aimed to educate children about being safe in and around water so they can have fun in a safe environment.  I will teach the children how to identify hazards and danger in different water environment's,  and what to do to avoid them. They will learn how to be safe in the water and how to help others if they are in danger.  We learn to deal with different Emergency situations and how to call the Emergency Services for help.  I will teach them First aid skills to treat common injuries and ailments and how to recognise and deal with a conscious and unconscious casualty.  This will be taught through theory based work in the classroom and practical work both in the classroom and in the pool.

Open Water Aquapups

The Open Water courses will follow the same format but relevant to an outdoor lake environment.  We teach the same basic First Aid skills of the recovery Position and CPR and how to deal with common illnesses and injuries.  We teach similar Lifesaving skills but adapted to being outdoors i.e using branches, clothing outdoor equipment to make rescues.  We learn the Water Safety code and methods of keeping safe and warm in the water.   We also teach an intro to Open Water Swimming : learning about the equipment- wetsuit/ goggles/hats, acclimatisation in the water, and basic stroke and technique work in the lake.  We also learn Open water swimming techniques of sighting, buoy turns and swimming in a group.


Course Content

  • Identifying and avoiding hazards
  • Treatment of a Conscious / Unconscious casualty.
  • Recovery position
  • Resuscitation & CPR
  • Basic first aid- identifying and dealing with Asthma/ Heart Attack/ Shock/ Bleeding/ Head injuries
  • Pool/ Lake lifesaving rescues
  • Intro to Open water swimming
  • Acclimitisation to open water
  • Swimming stroke and technique skills

Prices & times

The pool course is 4 hours split over two days

The lake course is 5 hours either over 1 or 2 days.

Next Course

SHAC Betchworth

22nd August 2018

9.30am - 3pm


Cost of the pool course is £50

The Lake course is £65

There is a £10 sibling discount.


Kids loved it!!

'Really great course that brings water safety awareness and general first aid guidelines to kids, fab, Thank you!'

— K.C.


“Brilliant!  It was so lovely to watch the children learn such important skills! She really enjoyed the course, Thank you!!”

— E,M.

Want to do it again!.

'Excellent course Sam, they learnt important life skills and had fun.  They loved the course and would definitely like to do it again in the near futureThank you Sam!'

— J.Y.