The ILS and the ILS-Africa Academy nominated Prof Dr. Mohammed Kotb PhD as the International Chief Instructor to lead an International Lifeguard Instructor’s course in Egypt with the help of two other international Chief Instructors: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hassan PhD and Mr. Ashraf El-Bokl. The course was organised by the Egyptian Diving and Lifesaving Federation (EDLF) and took place in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, from 30 November to 5 December 2020. Fifty four lifeguards participated in the course.
The EDLF took care of all instructors’ full accommodation, incidental costs, teaching fees, transportation, the rental of the classroom and swimming pool, the course and training equipment.
The theoretical and practical sessions took place from 30 November to 4 December 2020, and the final exam was held on 5 December 2020. The theoretical and practical sessions of the course were held in the Cairo International Stadium. The theoretical sessions were held in one of the lecturing halls of the Stadium, while the practical sessions were held in one of the swimming pools in the Stadium. The swimming pool was 50m long, 20m wide and 3m deep on one end.
In order to pass the course, a score of 80% of the points must be reached. The final results are that twenty lifeguards passed the course with a score of 80% or higher. The EDLF will set and announce a date for the re-test during the next few days for all the lifeguards who did not passed.
All the lifeguards signed the agreement and the inscription forms of the ILS. All the participants received in the beginning of the course hard copies of the ILS Arabic and English Manuals, and the updated criteria for lifeguards and instructors. A detailed explanation was given to present the ILS system, course organisation, as well as the course exams. An electronic copy of all the files received from Dr. Harald Vervaecke PhD before were distributed to all participants.