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Spring Bank Holiday Opening Times and Essential Work

Please note that over the Spring Bank holiday weekend there will be changes to our opening times Saturday-Tuesday. Due to essential maintenance work you will not be able to contact us via telephone on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May. If you wish to see our opening times, timetables, book online or find out any other information it is available here on our website. If you need to get in touch with us during this time please contact us via the individual leisure centre emails these accounts will be checked as much as possible during these times to ensure all queries are answered. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Rookie lifeguard lessons

Have you completed the swimming lesson programme stages 1-7? Do you enjoy swimming and want a new challenge?

Leisure centres now offer a variety of aquatics lessons for young people who want to carry on swimming or try out a different aquatic sport. 

Rookie lifeguards is aimed at 8-12 year olds to provide a fun and safe way to learn lifesaving skills and water safety. It is a natural progression from formal swimming lessons and is now integrated into the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) as one of the options in Stage 8, 9 and 10.

As well as offering parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware the dangers of swimming in open water, the Bronze, Silver and Gold stage awards ensure children have a solid safety education, and have learned rescue and resuscitation techniques.

Each stage is sub-divided into three levels and each stage runs roughly for 8-10 weeks. Children can enter a course at any point during the stage and progress at his or her own speed. Level 3 of the Gold award links to the RLSS UK senior awards.

The Rookie Lifeguard programme also comes with the Water Safety Award, the Life Support Award and the Achievement Awards.

Pre requisite: Leeds dolphin award 8 or ASA stage 7

Rookie lifeguard lessons are available at the following leisure centres:

  • Aireborough
  • Armley
  • Bramley Baths
  • Chippindale
  • Fearnville
  • John Charles Centre for Sport
  • John Smeaton
  • Kippax
  • Kirkstall
  • Morley
  • Rothwell
  • Scott Hall
  • Wetherby
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