Ascension : Travellers Hill RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course between the 4th and 15th Nov 13.
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 26.09.2013 (Article Archived on 10.10.2013)
Ascension Island Base will be running a Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)
Travellers Hill RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course between the 4th and 15th Nov 13.
Ascension Island Base will be running a Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) between the 4th and 15th Nov 13 at the Travellers Hill swimming pool.
The purpose of the course is to qualify individuals so that they can carry out duties as a qualified Lifeguard at the Travellers Hill Swimming Pool.
The course lasts for 5 days with instruction normally starting at 0900 hrs and finishing at about 1600 hrs. Currently the exact dates of the course are not known but as most interested individuals work during the week it is expected that the course will run over a weekend with one or two weekdays either side.
The maximum numbers allowed on the course is approximately 12 and all interested individuals will be prioritised as follows:
1. Ascension Island Base military & dependent personnel on long term assignments.
2. All other Ascension Island residents with at least 18 months remaining of their stay on Ascension.
3. Ascension Island Base military personnel on operational deployment.
4. Anyone else interested in becoming a Lifeguard.
The cost of the course will be approximately £25.00 per person.
What do I need in return?
Once you are qualified you will be required to join the Lifeguard rota and cover approximately 2 x 2 hr lifeguard duties at the Travellers Hill swimming pool per month which could fall on either a weekday or weekend (timings shown below). You will also be required to complete a monthly Lifeguard training session – normally scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon for an hour (1700 – 1800 hrs). For non-military lifeguard volunteers you will be paid a small wage for covering this duty.
Pool opening hours:
Tue & Thu: 1630 – 1830 hrs
Fri: 1330 – 1530 hrs
Sat & Sun: 1300 – 1700 hrs (pool currently closed for Sep/Oct on Sat due to weather)
Any interested individual should contact me on either x3251 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or BFSAI-ASCDIODFM@mod.uk at the earliest opportunity.
WO1 Paul Kersey RE
Travellers Hill Swimming Pool Manager