The “Waterman” courses are inspired by the Surf Life Saving which is a professional sports discipline from Australia. It appeared in 1902 in Manly Beach (Sydney, Australia) at the time when it was forbidden to bath in the ocean considered to be too dangerous. This sport, made up of different test practiced between the beach and the sea, aimed to train and raise awareness of sea rescue.
The mini waterman course is accessible from 8 years old and is aimed at all those who wish to develop their knowledge of the marine environment and their physical skills at sea, while having fun!
During these 3 days you will learn to be more autonomous and responsible in the marine environment. This 1 or 3-day initiation is in no way a qualifying first aid training but a sporting and fun activity. This course is designed to develop the seafaring sense and the aquatic ease of the participants, surfers or not, whatever their level. The courses are organized in the form of technical, theoretical learning and group tests.
How will I become a super Waterman/Waterwoman ?
- Here are the different disciplines that you will discover during this internship:
- Theory: better understanding and knowledge of the ocean, waves, wind, currents, baïnes and their dangers.
- Specific equipment: use of the tube buoy and paddle board.
- Bodysurf: surf the waves with your body only (technique essential for any surfer).
- Beach flag: race on the sand, exercise developing speed and participant observation.
Your Surf Life Saving instructor
Nicolas, passionate rescuer and Lifeguard Lifeguard will be happy to introduce you to Sports Rescue.
International Aquatic Rescue Instructor (Surf Life Saving), BNSSA and State Patent of Lifeguard Swimmer.
After many years as a volunteer and professional in sea first aid in France and New Zealand, he will be happy to share all his experience to make you real watermans!