By Mathis Launay
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The Remi-Belleau high school in Nogent-le-Rotrou (Eure-et-Loir), under the leadership of Alain Gaudin, PE teacher, and Nicolas Sibenaler, principal, will train lifeguards. Indeed, the establishment will offer its future final and first year students (who are over 17 on the day of the exam, March 29, 2024) to participate in BNSSA training (National first aid and water rescue certificate). ), of September 13 to March 29, 2024.
Training in partnership with the Aquaval swimming pool in Nogent-le-Rotrou, which will welcome the students, and the AFASSE28 association (Association for aquatic training and rescue and Eurelian first aid).
This title is advantageous both for studentsto enhance their Parcoursup file, and for the establishments concerned by the lack of staff.
We often see in the press that a swimming pool or a body of water could not open for lack of lifeguards.
Staff who are often seasonal and who go back to school during the school year, or get another job. “So there is always a demand for renewal.”
Registrations still open
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 16 students were already registered for the selection test which will take place on Wednesday, May 31. And Alain Gaudin specifies that “it’s not too late” to take the plunge. “It’s a course that can attract students who are not yet in our high school “, adds the headmaster. And the school is able to accommodate them thanks to his boarding school.
On selection day, students will begin with an independent warm-up before two tests: 200m medley (50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 100m front crawl) then 100m with 2x10m apnea and 25 m with a dummy. Alain Gaudin indicates that it is not the time that will be looked at, but rather the technical level and ease.
We will have to admit only those who have the potential to pass the exam next March.
The PSE1 included in the training
But before taking this famous exam, participants will have a trace every week at the Aquaval swimming pool. workouts every Wednesday afternoonsfrom 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (25 training sessions), then five regulation lessons and five freediving courses.
This training is also an opportunity to obtain the PSE1 (Team First Aid Training), which will take place during the All Saints holidays, from October 23 to 27, 2023, over 40 hours. There too, always a plus to put on the resume or Parcoursup.
Once the 6 months of training have been completed, students will have to pass four trials to validate this diploma training: a 100 m rescue course, a 250 m rescue course, assistance to people in difficulty, and finally, a MCQ.
A training of 550 € but subsidized
And if there is a selection test, it is of course because this training is paid for, up to 550 €. But funding is possible for high school students living in the ZRR (Rural Revitalization Zone) and the QPV (Priority districts of the city policy). Funding from 404 € is possible for these people, and it is advisable to contact town halls having bathing areas for further funding.
Yes, the job of lifeguard requires big responsibilitiesbut with this diploma, many Nogent high school students could benefit from a first summer job in a pleasant setting, under the sundaytime hours, good salary conditions, etc.
Between the Smic and 1500 €, and some establishments also provide accommodation, meals…
And if all goes well, the students will also be able to work during School vacationweekends, and maybe even on permanent contracts thereafter.
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