For ISA Surf and SUP Instructors to meet the Rescue Award requirement of ISA accreditation.
The ISA Instructor Aquatic Rescue and Safety Course includes theory and practical components as well as group discussions and activities.
This Course is only an overview and basic introduction to both First Aid and Rescue. We strongly recommend where possible take additional training.
This Course is only approved for delivery in specific countries (E.g. Not available to take in the UK at present), please contact us for more information.
Pre-requisites and Proficiency
All participants must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
Ideally prior to attending a course, participants should complete a timed swim of 200m completed in under 5 minutes in a pool no shorter than 25m. This ideally should be witnessed and completion recorded and signed by a Pool Manager, Qualified Swim Coach, ISA Course Organiser or Presenter.
Basic Surf Fitness Test
100m run – Negotiation of the inner surf zone with a swim of at least 100m through the surf and impact zone and return to shore.
This is to be done showing surf skill competency and within an usually 9.5 minute time frame. This is based on small to moderate surf conditions of 2-3ft surf, i.e. waist to head high surf. Time will be adjusted depending on location conditions for the test by the course presenter.
The Basic Flat Water Fitness Test is a minimum the following:
- A 200m run in under 1 minute
- A 400m swim in a pool or in flat open water conditions in 10 mins