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Free Competition Training Resources

Click on these links to download Blondie's guide to the different lifesaving sport events. Each guide contains a brief description of the event, and a summary of the basic technique to get you started..

Event Guide  Video
Line Throw Line Throw Video
Manikin Carry Manikin Carry Video
Manikin Relay Manikin Relay Video
Obstacles Obstacles Video
Rescue Medley Rescue Medley Video
Manikin Carry With Fins Manikin Carry With Fins Video
Manikin Tow With Fins Manikin Tow With Fins Video
 Super Lifesaver Super Lifesaver Video
   Medley Relay Video

This PowerPoint presentation starts with an outline of what a Simulated Emergency Response Competition (Or SERC) involves, then it takes a brief look at the BULSCA rules and the basics of lifesaving incidents. It moves on to analyse past mark schemes and finishes with some proven strategies that could help your team improve their performance in incidents.

This advice has been tailored for university lifesaving clubs competing under the British Universities Lifesaving Clubs Association (BULSCA) rules, but the advice can be easily adapted to any competitive lifesaving incident.

20070220-Blondies_Guide_To_SERC-DFielding.zip (1MB Zipped Powerpoint Presentation)

This guide explains the basic techniques involved in the International Life Saving (ILS) Surf Race event. This guide was developed during Oliva 2007 with assistance from Lauren Dyson (Southampton University Lifesaving Club).

20080824_Open_Water_Swimming-DFielding.doc

This short guide explains what to look for when buying fins for lifesaving. It briefly mentions fibre-glass fins, but focuses on rubber "scuba style" fins which are more appropriate for young competitors. The guide talks about the factors to take into account when choosing fins, recommends some places to buy them and briefly tells you how to look after your fins.

20101204-Choosing_Fins_For_Lifesaving-DFielding.pdf

Click on the link to download an example dry incident and mark-sheet...

20080708-KLSC_Dry_Incident-DFielding.doc

Click on the link to download an example wet incident and mark-sheet...

20080708-KLSC_Wet_Incident-DFielding.doc

Click on the link to download an example open-water incident and mark-sheet...

20090831-Oliva_Serc_09-DFielding.doc

Do you struggle with Simulated Emergency Response Competitions? Do you want to improve, but you're not sure where to start? Do you find practising incidents takes ages and your competitors get bored waiting for you to set up another new incident?  Well, here's a set of 13 different exercises that you can use to practice for competitive lifesaving incidents...

20110228-Incident_Training_Exercises-DFielding.pdf

This guide and acompanying video explain the basic techniques involved in the International Life Saving (ILS) Beach Sprint event.  This guide was developed during Oliva 2007 with assistance from Dominic Roberton (Southampton University Lifesaving Club) and Ollie Croad (Nottingham University Lifesaving Club).

20071016_Beach_Sprint-DFielding.doc

20071016_Beach_Sprint-DFielding.AVI