These are lifeguards that have recently gained their Lifeguard Award but have yet to gain full status as Maranui Surf Lifeguards.
Maranui believes that gaining your Lifeguard Award is a great achievement and that newly qualified lifeguards need time to consolidate lifeguarding practices. This will take a minimum of two seasons for Rookies to achieve full Maranui Surf Lifeguard status.
In that time Rookies will undergo the Surf Lifeguard Graduate Programme. A programme designed and written by Marc Pulepule, compiled by Jim Warwick and edited by the Maranui Patrol Captains Group.
The programme is designed for graduate Surf Lifeguards to understand intimately protocols and procedures that Maranui operates. It works on a points/award system to help consolidate lifeguarding principles learnt from the Lifeguard Award Course by attaining a set of achievements. This allows access to higher lifeguarding qualifications.
This is in the form of a booklet which is issued during the season of qualification.
This is so Rookies may gain their WINGS...
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