Glasgow Rookie Speeds

 

On Saturday 19 May 2018, there will be a Speeds National Rookie Lifeguard Festival (SNARL Festival) running in conjunction with the National Speed Lifesaving Championships 2018 in Glasgow.

This Festival will run in the second pool within the same venue at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre, which will allow more young lifesavers to have fun participating in Grassroots Lifesaving Sport and be inspired to take part in a National Speed Championships in the future.

The Festival starts at 12:30pm and will be finished by 7:00pm on Saturday.

Teams will be participating in: 8-9 year old, 10-11 year old & 12-14 year old categories.

News

 

Glasgow #SNARL2018

This Speeds National Rookie Lifeguard Festival (SNARL Festival), to be held on Saturday 19 May 2018 is the first time that a Rookie Lifeguard National Festival has been held to coincide with a National RLSS UK event. It is hoped that future National Lifesaving events will use this event as a model for future Grassroots Lifesaving Sport, especially at Speeds.

As this competition is running in conjunction with the National Speed Championships, at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, the focus of the events will be upon more Lifesaving Speed type events. It is also hoped that competitive swimming clubs will see this event as an opportunity to retain members in their aquatic discipline, and invest further into RLSS UK programmes to develop a more rounded athlete. Many of the skills are transferable between swimming & aquatic rescue disciplines.

The youngest age group which are eligible to compete at RLSS UK National Speed Championships are aged between 12 to 14 years. This is the eldest age category within this National Rookie Lifeguard Festival. This competition can be used as a stepping stone into the main Speeds competition to increase participation, and ease the progression from traditional pool lifesaving activities into competitive Lifesaving Sport.

Participants in this SNARL Festival 2018 are encouraged to take some time to watch the National Speeds Championships which are all day on the weekend of competition (3rd–4th of March 2018). Participants aged 12 to 14 can enter, where eligible, into the main Speeds competition where swims do not clash with the SNARL Festival (afternoon/evening of the 3rd of March 2018).

As a legacy of SNARL Festival, it is hoped that the competitors in 2018 will see the opportunity which Speed Lifesaving offers and so will result in more entries within the Junior Section of the RLSS UK National Speeds Championship in 2019.

Programme

 

The Festival starts at 12:30pm and will be finished by 7:00pm on Saturday.

8-9 Years 

4 x 25m Obstacle Relay
4 x 5 m Target Line Throw Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Tube Relay
4 x 10 m Rope Swim & Pull in Relay
4 x 25 m Fashion Show Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Medley Relay

10-11 Years

4 x 25m Obstacle Relay
4 x 7 m Line Throw Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Tube Relay
4 x 20 m Object Carry Relay
4 x 25 m Fashion Show Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Medley Relay

12-14 Years

4 x 25m Obstacle Relay
4 x 9 m Line Throw Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Tube Relay
4 x 25 m Object Carry Relay
4 x 25 m Fashion Show Relay
4 x 25 m Rescue Medley Relay

Entries

 

Teams are comprised of 4 to 5 Rookies who can comfortably swim 25m whilst wearing a baggy t-shirt.

Competitors are encouraged to be in individual membership of the Royal Life Saving

Society UK (RLSS UK), but this is not a requirement to enter this competition.

There are no qualifying times or entry times required for relay events.

Cost per team (for all events) is £30

Glasgow #SNARL18 Entry Form

Team Entry Sheet

Team Managers Form

Rules

 

 

Rookie Festivals Code of Conduct

 

All Rookies, Helpers and Spectators should:

  • Treat everybody with respect regardless of race, religion, gender, colour, language, disability, or political choice
  • Operate within the guidelines and spirit of Lifesaving
  • Take part fairly and by the rules
  • Be polite and listen
  • Respect and take care of equipment and facilities
  • Be quiet when asked to by leaders
  • Work hard for the team
  • Always accept the decisions of officials and leaders
  • Encourage others to display the same qualities
  • Be a brilliant role model
  • Have Fun!

Roles

 

Officials

Help run the National Rookie Festivals, all positions required from Technical Official to Timekeeper.

Officiating qualification preferred by not essential.

Event Team

Support the smooth running of the event, preparing equipment, marshals, runners, scorers, announcers and general event support.

No experience or qualifications required.

First name*

Surname*

Society number

Role*

T-Shirt Size (XS to XXXL)*

Contact Number

Email address*