I presume you were looking at the crash course. The first crash course of 10 weeks will bring your child through Lifesaving 1, 2 and 3 certifications together. The 10th session is usually the test.zeemimi wrote:swiminsg
For Lifesaving 1 > Lifesaving 2 > Lifesaving 3 > Bronze Medallion and CPR, what is the timeline we are looking at for a 14-15 yo competent swimmer? I checked out your website. Does it mean after 10 lessons, they will be ready to take Lifesaving 1? Thanks!
With regards to the timeline, if your child is able to pass all the tests on the first try, he will finish up to Bronze Medallion and CPR within 20 lessons. However, Bronze Medallion has a timed-component which requires the student to take off clothes, jump into the water and swim 50 metres, and save a victim and swim back the 50 metres, all within 3 minutes and 15 seconds. This will require lots of practice once the training for Bronze Medallion begins.
I personally took up lifesaving at 15 years old, and completed the higher awards (beyond Bronze Medallion and CPR) when I was 16. However, I really did swim a lot during that period to get my fitness up to standard.