What to Expect from an Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools

The Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 pools program helps learners meet the requirements of the code of practice for construction, design, operation, maintenance and management of aquatic resources in Western Australia. The program aims to equip those skills to Group 3 swimming pool owners , operators and their staff.

This course sets itself apart as the only one that acquaints participants with the skills to respond quickly to emergencies and minimise the chances of someone suffering long term damage. Additionally, learners get skills on how to conduct basic water rescues around Group 3 Pool environments.

The Health Department of West Australia Code of Practice for Aquatic Facilities  asks for the swimming pool rescue award to be re-assessed at the end of every 3 years. Re-assessing this award every three years also recommends participants to refresh their skills annually with an annual qualifitication.

Aquatic Rescue For Group 3 Pools only takes a 3 hours face to face duration.

Entry Requirements

Below are the Entry Requirements for Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools:

  1. Fluency in both written and spoken English. Reasonable level at least AQF Level 3. You might also be required to provide a link to your LLN assessment.
  2. Participant must be physically fit and have good swimming ability to complete the qualification successfully
  3. There are no work placement requirements. We thought it best to clear this frequently asked question.
  4. There are also no minimum age requirements. However participants must feel comfortable to interact in an adult learning environment.
  5. Certification requirements include the Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Award

Course content includes:

The course includes the following:

  1. Theoretical studies on aquatic environments, rescue techniques and water safety.
  2. CPR on children, adults and babies.
  3. Dry rescuing of a person in difficulty. That is someone who isnt an adequate swimmer and is at least 5 metres away from safety. Here you are taught how to use an aid without necessarily entering the water. The tutors will also demonstrate instances of a throwing rescue or reach rescue.
  4. Demonstration on how to rescue a person in difficulty using a flotation aid.
  5. Recover and Resuscitating a victim on the deepest end of the pool
  6. Recovering objects from the bottom of a pool. Usually this helps the learners to imagine a person-scenerio who lies unconcious at the pool bottom.
  7. Assesment of respiratory failue and illustration of rescue breathing for at least one minute.
  8. Removal of a patient from the water
  9. Perfoming DRSABCD
  10. Placing the person in recovery position

Three Reasons to Become a Pool Party Lifeguard

People enjoy pool parties and swimming.  There is every reason to hold a pool party and there is every reason to also hire a lifeguard during a pool party.  For most party organizers,hiring a lifeguard only comes as an afterthought in case an accident takes place. Water accidents are risky because a drawning person will succumb within seconds.  Most people are ignorant when organizing these parties and often think someone else is watching over the swimmers. When for one fact, each person is busy enjoying life. We advise that pool parties should always be prepared for emergencies. And this is why we wrote this short guide on the importance of becoming a pool party lifeguard.

You Become the Keeper, the Guardian Angel

Party hosts might sometimes have too much to do and watching over children swim can become a great distraction.  As a lifeguard, you will keep an eye on the children as the hosts prepare the party. Incase of an emergency or accident, you will jump into the moment and save the day. This is because you are keen and watching each step the swimmers are taking.

You will have Fun

You will experience alot of fun while standing near a pool and looking at the swimmers. Pool parties are often enjoyable with the music. However, dont get lost in the fun and forget your work. Enforce pool rules and supervise everything that’s taking place in the pool. Ensure the swimmers feel safe and are able to have fun with sufficient comfort.

First Aid Skills

You will learn valuable first aid skills as a lifeguard. You will be trained in CPR, and have the ability and skills to spot any signs of struggle in the water. Quick response is an important skill that every lifeguard should have. This will come in handy even outside the pool and will help you respond to accidents in day to day events.

Cooperation Skills

Lifeguards are trained to work as a team. In life, cooperation is essential. In the case of a pool party emergency involving several people, a lifeguard can organize other people in the pool to cooperate and help save lives. The guiding spirit for lifeguards is teamwork, respect, camaraderie, friendship and loyalty.

Helping Others

As a pool party lifeguard, you will feel satisfied for enabling others to enjoy a safe environment. It feels good to help others. This will raise your confidence, self esteem and the urge to keep on helping people.

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, ten people drown every day in the USA. This has ranked drowning as the number 5 cause of unintentional injury death.  And while most people think only children are drawn, note adults can drown too. The institutions also cautions drinking around a pool as this can also result in drowning. As a lifeguard, you can help save lives during pool parties and contribute to reducing that figure.