Water safety is at the heart of our ethos and every member of Penguins staff receives lifesaving training each month to ensure our skills stay up to date. These 2-hour sessions are led by Scott Winstanley, our fantastic Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) approved trainer from Training-2Save. Some members of the Penguins team have been attending lifesaving training for nearly 30 years!
Our training covers everything from emergency incidents to Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, use of the Automated External Defibrillator and First Aid. The photos here show our site-specific lifesaving and first aid training at Lancing College working as a team to support a swimmer who has a spinal injury in the water, April 2015.
Scott Winstanley says: ‘Penguins swim teachers are excellent at what they do. I am very impressed by the standard of the daily operation they deliver. Linette and her team are very dedicated to providing a safe environment for everyone involved. They are all competent in water safety, first aid and the use of the AED, which is excellent and something that we are very proud of here at Training-2save.’
All Penguins teachers are RLSS National Pool Lifeguard and National Rescue Test for Swimming Teachers qualified. We have now teamed up with Scott to offer the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification in October half term 2015 at Lancing College to anyone who can meet the criteria. Contact us for more details.