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    So I'm going to be doing the NPLQ in the first week of April.

    What do I need to take with me? A t-shirt/shorts for swimming or just shorts?
    Do I need slippers to wear poolside?
    Also, how hard are the timed swims whilst towing a casualty?:/
    Should I take two towels (will I be in the pool twice?)

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    (Original post by Clubba)
    So I'm going to be doing the NPLQ in the first week of April.

    What do I need to take with me? A t-shirt/shorts for swimming or just shorts?
    Do I need slippers to wear poolside?
    Also, how hard are the timed swims whilst towing a casualty?:/
    Should I take two towels (will I be in the pool twice?)

    Thanks
    You need to bring both a T-shirt and shorts - you will swim in them both, so make sure they're old. Slippers no, but flip-flops may be okay, they're not necessary, but if you like them, then by all means have them. The timed swims aren't too hard - depends what your fitness levels are like, but if you're considering an NPLQ, it suggests that they're okay - they want you to pass, after all. I managed fine with one towel - you'll be constantly in and out of the pool, but you do have a theory session each day too, but you won't then go back in.
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    (Original post by LadyHaha)
    You need to bring both a T-shirt and shorts - you will swim in them both, so make sure they're old. Slippers no, but flip-flops may be okay, they're not necessary, but if you like them, then by all means have them. The timed swims aren't too hard - depends what your fitness levels are like, but if you're considering an NPLQ, it suggests that they're okay - they want you to pass, after all. I managed fine with one towel - you'll be constantly in and out of the pool, but you do have a theory session each day too, but you won't then go back in.
    Ah yes, that's what I meant, flip flops
    Fitness levels are... tried 50m in under 60 seconds and managed to do it in around ~40seconds, will that be okay for towing?
    That's great. I think i'll take two towels just incase. Thankyou :-)
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    (Original post by Clubba)
    Ah yes, that's what I meant, flip flops
    Fitness levels are... tried 50m in under 60 seconds and managed to do it in around ~40seconds, will that be okay for towing?
    That's great. I think i'll take two towels just incase. Thankyou :-)
    No worries - Good luck! That should be fine - I hadn't been swimming in about a year haha :P Sometimes, if you get a nice person, and you don't quite manage it first time, they may let you re-try at the end, however you'll practise it loads during the week, besides, the adrenaline will help! Haha, rather have more towels than needed - I was fortunate enough to do it in summer, so I could dry off pretty quickly
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    (Original post by LadyHaha)
    No worries - Good luck! That should be fine - I hadn't been swimming in about a year haha :P Sometimes, if you get a nice person, and you don't quite manage it first time, they may let you re-try at the end, however you'll practise it loads during the week, besides, the adrenaline will help! Haha, rather have more towels than needed - I was fortunate enough to do it in summer, so I could dry off pretty quickly
    Haha, when did you take the course may I ask? Finger's crossed I get someone nice xD Haha, yep, true!
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    (Original post by Clubba)
    Haha, when did you take the course may I ask? Finger's crossed I get someone nice xD Haha, yep, true!
    Hmmm, 2 years ago? It expires this summer :L Never did become a lifeguard in the end... Still, I learnt a lot of useful stuff, including emergency first aid (and they glossed over normal first aid)
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    I agree, Adrenaline will drive the whole assessment! Well it did for me, on the first day I did the timed swim In like 70 seconds, but on the day I did it in 36! Just believe you can do it, and you will smash it
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    (Original post by LadyHaha)
    Hmmm, 2 years ago? It expires this summer :L Never did become a lifeguard in the end... Still, I learnt a lot of useful stuff, including emergency first aid (and they glossed over normal first aid)

    (Original post by Herbatronical)
    I agree, Adrenaline will drive the whole assessment! Well it did for me, on the first day I did the timed swim In like 70 seconds, but on the day I did it in 36! Just believe you can do it, and you will smash it
    Thanks guys :-)
 
 
 
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