Whilst we are all in LOCKDOWN in the UK, we are putting together daily lessons for water safety, drowning prevention and lifesaving skills. We also include some extra knowledge to prepare anyone wishing to become a Beach Surf Lifeguard, covering the beach environment, weather, communication skills, fitness, knots, phonetic alphabet and much, much more!
Monday 23rd March- INTRO
This is our introduction video to the water safety daily education videos that will be available each day. The videos will help to education all ages from primary school, through secondary to adults. Welcome and we hope you will enjoy our Above Water video.
Tuesday 24th March- TIDES (Part1)
Tides (Part 1) Start to look at tides and its vertical movement, what causes the water to move in this way, what are the extremes of this vertical movement (spring tides). Knot of the day- Reef knot, Phonetic alphabet- A & B and question- Where in the world is the biggest tidal range at 11.6 m?
Wednesday 25th March- TIDES (Part 2)
How an incoming Tide can cause the unaware to be 'cut off' from the mainland, what to do in this situation? Knowledge of the Tides time frame. Bowline knot. Phonetic alphabet C & D.
Thursday 26th March-Cold Water Shock
Cold water shock, the Prusik knot and E & F of the phonetic alphabet.
Friday 27th March- WAVES (Part 1)
How waves are formed, the figure of eight knot and G & H of the Phonetic Alphabet.
Monday 30th March- WAVES (Part 2)
What waves can be dangerous, I & J of phonetic alphabet and the Clove Hitch.
Tuesday 31st March- RESCUE
Today we look at the Rescue- what to do if you see someone in trouble in water, phonetic alphabet M & N, Overhand knot with a half hitch.
Wednesday 1st April- FLAGS
Lifeguard flags on the beach, phonetic alphabet K & L and the Overhand Knot with a Drawloop.
Thursday 2nd April- Inflatables
Today we explain the water safety issues with inflatables in open water, O & P of the phonetic Alphabet and the Fisherman's Knot.