NLA - What is the purpose of the new award? Expand The new lifesaving award programme enables you to train lifesavers of the future, equipping young people with highly transferable skills across a range of environments. The programme responded to the need to create a smoother pathway from Rookie to lifeguard and will give anyone delivering the awards a unique selling point to attract and retain participants for longer. Importantly, we also wanted to make sure that if you operate a club, that you could develop a unique selling point to hirers and operators. Officially recognising the skill and dedicated training of your lifesavers and how that could continue to support them to employ highly trained lifeguards.