Adventure Training Course | Lifeguard Trials | £62.40pp (Full Day)

The Lifeguard Trials Adventure Training Course was born out of request from the RAF looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in water sport skills & safety that is practical and motivating. Since it’s conception and subsequent success, both the Army and Navy have adopted the challenge as part of their Adventure Training Courses.

Painstakingly designed to offer just the right balance of physical challenges, intellectually demanding exercises and transferable operational skills, the Lifeguard Trials ticks all the boxes. The Adventure Training Course is intended to run hand in hand with the Tri Services’ high standards and core values of developing leadership, teamwork, stamina and other personal qualities such as awareness, communication, and courage that are necessary to enhancing operational effectiveness.

How does the Lifeguard Trials work?

The Lifeguard Trials Adventure Training Course is organised into two sessions with a well-deserved break for lunch.

Morning session 1

On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre our team of motivated and lifeguard qualified instructors will lead the troops to the beach where they will learn a series of fundamental life saving skills that make up part of the International beach lifeguard training course (SSLGB).

By the end of the session your troops will have practiced:

  • a board rescue
  • a tube rescue
  • rescuing an unconscious casualty
  • casualty lifts and carries
  • dealing with a 1st response casualty
  • identifying rip currents & tackling waves
  • basic first aid skills

Undertaking these lifesaving skills will advance the troop’s team working, communication and awareness capabilities, and ultimately their overall operational effectiveness.

Break for lunch

Afternoon session 2

With the theory behind us, the action begins! Depending on the level of the tide and the level of adrenaline the troops are seeking, we’ll lead them on one of our many technical and award winning coasteers. Coasteering is physically demanding yet a hugely fun extreme sport. Troops will be given a point-to-point orienteering exercise to complete where they’ll learn to climb and traverse efficiently along Newquay’s craggy cliffs. Exposed to a certain degree of danger, they will also negotiate natural rapids, sluices and whirlpools before attempting heart stopping sea cliff jumps. Having been exposed to such risk in an unfamiliar ocean environment, troops will have the opportunity to develop fear management techniques.

If that’s not enough, we’ll also throw in a testing rescue scenario for the troops to resolve. With the SUP anchored 200m off the coast they will have to devise a rescue and evacuation plan, drawing upon skills delivered in the morning session. Then, working as a team they will have to paddle the casualty back to shore on our Super SUP. In doing so, their stamina, endurance and navigation skills will be put to one final demanding test.

Call our friendly bookings team today to book your Lifeguard Trials Adventure Training Course. On booking, you’ll also receive 10% off our other outdoor activities.

We look forward to taking the plunge with you soon!

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