What is Lifesaving 123 Award?

Lifesaving 123 badge

3 certificates to be achieved

The Lifesaving 123 Award course consists of three stages which teaches the fundamentals of water safety, theory and practical aspects of land-based and water-based non-contact rescue as well as resuscitation skills.

Upon successful completion of all stages and exams, participants will receive Lifesaving 123 badges and certificates issued by the Singapore Life Saving Society.

Why should I join?

  • Students who want to enhance their ability to respond effectively in emergencies.

  • Students who would like to progress after completing SwimSafer Stage 6 Programme

  • Perfect for aspiring lifeguards, swimming instructors, beachgoers, water sports enthusiasts

  • Investing in your own safety and the safety of others

Example 1: Throwing Rescue

Example 2: Rope Rescue

Next Intake

> Lessons:  Every Wed/Fri
7, 12, 14, 19 June

> Exam:
21 June 2024

9:00am – 12:00pm (3 hrs)

Yishun Swimming Complex

Course Fee
Promo: $430/ $440 per course


  • 13 years old onwards

  • Frontcrawl 50m

  • Breaststroke 50m

  • Survival backstroke 50m

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    What is Lifesaving 1 Award About

    To impart preliminary skills and knowledge of water safety and land-based non-contact rescues.

    • Introduction to basic water safety, water dangers and water rescue in swimming pool

    • Identify the actions of a non-swimmer and a weak swimmer

    • Basic land-based rescue skill e.g

      • Reaching rescue
      • Throwing of buoyant aid rescue
      • Wading rescue (with buoyant or rigid aid)
      • Accompanied rescue
    • Swim 100 meters in any recognised strokes to pass the course exam

    What is Lifesaving 2 Award About

    To develop further preliminary skills and knowledge of water safety, resuscitation and land-based non-contact rescues.

    • Introduction to water rescue, dangers of open water and applying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to unconscious casualty (CPR).

    • Identify the movements of non-swimmer, weak swimmer, swimmer with limb injury, unconscious non-breathing swimmer.

    • Land-based emergency rescue techniques such as Rope Rescue and Non-Contact Tow Rescue of an uncooperative casualty scenario.

    • Ability to swim 150 meters comfortably in any recognised strokes.

    What is Lifesaving 3 Award About

    To reinforce skills and knowledge of water safety, resuscitation and water rescue preparatory to the Bronze Medallion.

    • Understanding of water rescue and treatment of cramp and minor bleeding.

    • Sculling of water using only arms in the Ready position, tread water without using arms.

    • Underwater Recovery, Defensive and Release Techniques of casualty and full-clothed emergency rescue.

    • Confidently swim 200 meters in any two recognised strokes.

    Course Schedules


    Weekday Class

    Lessons: Every Wed/Fri
    7, 12, 14, 19 June

    21 June 2024

    9:00am – 12:00pm (3 hrs)

    Yishun Swimming Complex

    Mixed Days Class


    Theory (Zoom):
    23rd June

    – 24th June
    – 1st, 8th 15th & 22nd July
    – 5th, 12th & 19th August

    Lifesaving 1 & 2 test: 29th July
    Lifesaving 3 test: 26th August

    7.15pm to 9pm(1hr 45 min)
    *Except 23 June 9.30pm

    Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex