Lifesaving Courses

What is Life-saving? Why is Life Saving Skills Important?

Drowning in natural water settings occurs three times more often than in swimming pools. In open waters near the shore, swimmers who find themselves struggling in water over their heads can use floating and treading skills while signaling lifeguards or others for assistance by waving their hands overhead and calling out for help. Areas with strong tides, big waves and currents should be avoided as these conditions can be fatal even for strong swimmers, but there are steps that you can take should you find yourself fighting the current to get back to safety.

Lifesaving lessons are different from learning how to swim.  It is a set of water skills that allow a swimmer to prevent accidental drowning for him and other swimmers.  Even if you already took swimming lessons, drowning can still happen if you do not take necessary precaution and heed warning signs especially in natural water or open water scenarios.

Lifesaving lessons help lower the risks in water-related accidents.  While most swimming pool complex and resorts in Singapore employ certified lifeguards, swimmers have lifesaving skills and certifications help prevent fatal drowning.   Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death or unintentional injury death in the global scale.  The usual fatality is for children who are under 12 years of age and adult male.

Swimming is a life skill, it’s even better to have lifesaving skills – be able to save someone from drowning.

It only takes a few seconds for someone to be beyond help when it comes to water accidents.  But it is not a good idea to be the rescuer if you do not know any lifesaving techniques.  You may find yourself being pulled downwards (and drowning too) by the person you are trying to save.

It also becomes frustrating if you find yourself helpless beside someone who you just helped pull out of the water and is seemingly unconscious.  You know CPR needs to be administered but you have neither the training nor the skill to do it.

Lifesaving lessons are also crucial if you love swimming in open water.  The waves can become bigger in a matter of seconds and swimming too close to cliff sides are also dangerous.  Lifesaving lessons help you deal with these kinds of situations so that drowning can be avoided.

Drowning is always a possibility in every swimming scenario and being ready for it lowers the risk.

Lifesaving lessons include CPR trainings from certified Singapore Life Saving Society instructors.  This is very important because even if you have managed to save a person from treacherous waters, there may still be a need to properly revive them as soon as possible.  For the unconscious victim, every second counts and the paramedics may be a few seconds too far.  Wouldn’t be a good thing if you have the skills and the certification to perform CPR that will ultimately save a life?

What exactly do I get from Lifesaving Lessons?

  • Learn how to distinguish actions of people who are in distress in water.
  • Learn to use lifesaving equipment to ensure safety for self and the person to be rescued.
  • Learn in-depth lifesaving techniques for every in-water related scenarios.
  • Learn CPR and proper resuscitation techniques while waiting for paramedics.
  • To be able to participate in trainings that mimics every possible drowning scenario so that the lifesaving skills come more naturally.

To register, call 93639042