Which equipment is used with these water sports?

The majority of water sports use inflatable boats. These are not only used for water sports activities but are also commonly used as lifeboats. Inflatable sports boats or inflatable dinghies are of high quality and mostly used as a tender for larger boats.

What is a water sport called?

Water sports or aquatic sports are sport activities conducted on waterbodies, and can be categorized according to the degree of immersion by the participants.

What are the life saving equipment for water activities?

Life Boats
  • Sprinkler System.
  • Bailing System.
  • The fender/skate arrangements.
  • Rescue boat righting system.
  • Boat structure condition (with a visual examination of external boundaries)
  • Engine and propulsion system.
  • Manoeuvring System.
  • Power Supply System.

What rescue equipment should a lifeguard use?


A lifeguard will use a pair of binoculars to view bathers and try to spot a person in difficulty, the lifeguard will also always have a torpedo buoy and throw bag for immediate deployment should a situation occur.

What equipment is used to rescue a drowning victim in the pool?

A rescue tube is a vinyl foam-filled support with a towline and shoulder strap. It is usually carried by lifeguards. A rescue buoy is made of lightweight, hard, buoyant plastic and has handles on the sides and a towline with a shoulder strap attached. It is used by lifeguards at waterfronts.

What are the equipments used by the rescue team at the site of emergency?

a) Equipments for personal safety of Rescuer: Helmet, Life jacket, Gumboots, Torch and Whistle. b) Equipments for safety of victims: First aid kit, Ladders, Ropes, Pulleys, small cutting tools, Hammer etc.

What is a dry rescue?

Dry Rescue is an award particularly applicable to primary school students or non-swimmers. The Dry Rescue award aims to introduce land-based water rescue techniques. Candidates will gain an elementary understanding of water safety practices and self-preservation in rescues.

How do you rescue a weak swimmer?

Perform a throwing rescue using a unweighted rope. Instruct the person on how to leave the water. Throw – Buoyant Aid: A weak swimmer is in difficulty 5 m from safety.

Dry Rescue

  1. using a length of wood or branch.
  2. using two articles of clothing tied together.
  3. using an arm or leg.

What are the 5 steps of water rescue?

Water Rescue Techniques in Order of Preference
  • Reach. Try to reach the victim with your arm or leg. If a pole or sturdy stick is available, try to use that to reach out to the victim and pull him to safety.
  • Throw. Throw something to the victim.
  • Row. Get a boat out to the victim.
  • Go. Swim out to the victim to rescue him.

What are the 4 A’s in swimming?

Throw. Wade. Row. Swim (accompanied rescue)

Royal Life Saving encourages people who find themselves in a rescue situation to follow the 4 As of rescue:

  • Awareness. Recognise an emergency and accept responsibility.
  • Assessment.
  • Action.
  • Aftercare.

What is the double armpit tow?

Double Armpit Tow

Grab his right armpit with your right hand and his left armpit with your left hand. Place both your elbows on his back and pull with your hands as you push with your elbows. As you do this, use an inverted breaststroke (like in survival backstroke) to help pull him flat on his back.

How do you save someone from drowning without floating?

Approach them from behind. If you must approach them from the front, then, at the last minute, dive under the water and come up behind them. This step is vital because someone who is struggling in the water will attempt to climb up on top of you to try to get out of the water. In doing so, they will likely drown you.

Should you jump in to save a drowning person?

* Do not attempt a rescue by jumping into the water. A distressed or panicked person or pet will always cause you to be in danger as they attempt to use you as a flotation device to save themselves.

How many breaths do you give a drowning patient?

Give five initial rescue breaths, and then continue with cycles of 30 compressions and two rescue breaths.

What is dry drowning?

Secondary drowning or dry drowning occurs when an individual inhales water due to a near drowning or struggle in the water. A person who experiences a drowning “close call” can be out of the water and walking around as if all is normal before signs of dry drowning become apparent.