We have Life Saving sessions for children aged 8 to 16 years teaching children valuable life saving skills ranging from 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 Rookie Life Saving sessions are for children aged 8 to 11 years. During these sessions our pupils continue to progress their swimming strokes during their classes with the lesson being divided between life saving and stroke improvement.
Our advanced classes (Survive and Save) 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 Rookie 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 take part in Bovey Tracey’s Rookie Festival every Summer and invite clubs to us every Autumn for our own Rookie Festival.
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.
Photos of all these events are available to view on our Gallery Page.
For children who are too young to join our life saving club, we run taster sessions during the summer holidays.
Above: Some of our Junior Life Savers after a competition with Perry the Mascot.
Above: Our Survive and Save group practising their rescues at Bude Sea Pool.
Below: One of our Young Leader’s helping our Rookies with their rope throws.
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.
Our older Survive and Save pupils have recently passed their Young Leaders award which involved organising and running our recent Rookie Life Saving Festival.
Aqua Stars Academy of Swimming
Ruby Oak Park, Brandis Corner, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7YA
Telephone: 01409 221580
|Adult & Baby/Toddler|
|Junior Life Saving Club|
|One to One Lessons|
|Sept and Oct 2017 Gallery|
|Summer Holidays 2017|
|STAnley Water Safety Tour|
|Oke Rookie Festival|
|RLSS Grant Shield|
|Rookie Gala and Training 2018|
|Survive & Save Parents Session|
|Survive & Save beach 2018|