first aid, Water Safety

Sea Cadet’s Chosin Cup

Every year the Sea Cadets in London hold an “Adventure Training Competition” called the Chosin Cup.

This year we supported the event that was hosted in Sussex.

We provided medical cover, teamed up with paramedic Emma to run a first aid scenario for the cadets and supplied some water safety cover and risk assessments to an open water swim or wade.

Check out the London Area Sea Cadets Adventure Training team’s facebook page for more.

RLSS, Water Safety, Water Smart Award

RLSS Water Smart Award

Jacob Leverett – Chief Instructor Square Knot.

At the annual conference the the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) announced their new Water Smart Award, a new award developed in line with the Curriculum Swimming outcomes.

With the summer months here and the sun well and truly out we’re seeing a spate of water related deaths. Inevitably we see  calls for children to be taught water safety at school in a belief that this will stop these fatalities. I’m sure it will help but there is no single ‘silver bullet’ to prevent drownings but a sensibly structured introduction to water for young people can only be a good thing.

The RLSS Water Safety Award seems to be a positive step to developing a fun introduction to being safe without the need for the stresses of an additional test or exam.

The minute the details of the award were announced I jumped at the chance to register as a provider and I’m happy to be able to now offer the award to young people and looking forward to the chance to pass on this essential knowledge to some young people.

The award’s focus is on five main areas, these include:

  1. Water Safety Awareness
  2. Getting In and Out of the Water Safely
  3. Safely Staying Afloat
  4. Safely Moving in the Water
  5. Performing Rescues Safely