The Surf Insight ISA/ILS Water Safety course in Sri Lanka
Currently due to Covid-19 we have no availablity for ISA courses until further notice.
In the Surf Insight ISA / ILS Water Safety Course we deal with the incidents, conditions, and techniques you will normally come across when teaching and coaching and again we run the course in an open discussion and dialog and practical on hands practise format.
Prior to attending a course, participants must have completed a timed swim of 200m completed in less than 5 minutes in a pool no shorter than 25m.
This must have been witnessed and completion certificate signed by a Swimming Pool Manager, Qualified Swim Coach or ISA Course Organiser or an ISA Course Presenter. This can be tested by us, prior to taking the course, but you are best to ensure you have this done before your arrival with us.
“The course with Tim taught me more than two years in the surf school business. I highly recommend anyone who takes their surf coaching seriously to go and see Tim!”
Emmer Larson Sweden ISA Level 1
Module 1: Basic Surf Safety Awareness for Surf and Surf and Flat Water SUP Instructors
Module 2: Hazards for Surf Lessons
Some but not all of the subjects covered are
- Shallow sand banks and rocks
- Rips and sweeps
- Surfing equipment
- Other surfers and their equipment (including those in the lesson and free surfers outside the lesson)
- Types of waves you will encounter
- Weather induced illnesses eg hypothermia or heat stroke
Module 3: Basic Ocean/River/Waterway Awareness for Flat Water SUP Instructors and the hazards you will encounter
Module 4: Instructor’s Duty of Care
Module 5: Basic First Aid
- Preserving Life
- Preventing further harm, the condition worsening or reducing the danger of further injury
- Promote recovery
- A First Aid provider is also there to provide reassurance and comfort.
On our Surf Insight ISA Instructor courses we extensively cover the types of injuries and incidents that you may well encounter and the appropriate treatment. From soft tissues injuries, fractures, dislocations, wounds and bleeding and more to those conditions often simply caused by the environment we are in such as heat stroke and Hypothermia and the marine environment itself.
On the Surf Insight ISA / ILS Water Safety Course we focus too on spinal injury response and management which in our sports has to be considered as a real and possible eventuality.
We show you how these and other injuries and conditions can be managed and particularly what should be our priorities in patient care during and post the incident and the response in relation to the emergency services available and our legal obligations in these circumstances in regards to accident forms and post evaluation of the incident.
Module 6: Basic Immediate Emergency Care and CPR
Module 7: Board Rescue
You will learn the approach to the casualty, how to assess the situation and the “pick up” techniques used for the tired, injured and the unconscious casualty. We can have all the first aid skills in the world but if we cannot make an effective rescue then it’s all for nothing.
We find this part of the course very challenging at first and those on our courses tell us that finally they find it extremely rewarding. It gives them a positive understanding that they have the skills to make a real difference in an in water rescue in any Surf or SUP incident.