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Ruth Lee Pool Rescue Lifeguard Training Manikin

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Pool Rescue / Lifeguard Manikin
Pool Rescue / Lifeguard ManikinRuth Lee Pool Rescue / Lifeguard ManikinPool Rescue / Lifeguard ManikinPool Rescue / Lifeguard ManikinPool Rescue / Lifeguard ManikinPete DeQuincy & Jennifer Wegener

The Lifeguard training manikin was designed in consultation with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) and is a revolutionary new product that allows trainee lifeguards to learn vital skills. See the video link below.

Once thrown into the pool, the manikin quickly sinks beneath the surface, and lifeguards can train to retrieve it from the bottom, tow it to the side using various towing techniques, and perfect their lifting techniques. All techniques use one manikin instead of switching between plastic torsos and live volunteers!

Available in Adult and Junior sizes. The Junior manikin is 43.3" (1.10m) in height and 35.3 lbs. (16 kg) to represent a 4-5yr old. Statistically, this is an age range most at risk of drowning.

RLSS UK has endorsed the Ruth Lee Pool Rescue manikin for use within qualification assessments. RLSS UK Trainer Assessors conducting assessments for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC), and Emergency Response Pool (ER Pool), can now use the Ruth Lee Rescue manikin for candidates to demonstrate deepwater recovery, as well as other skills.

Adult Pool Rescue Manikin has been introduced into the recognized equipment for the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Gen 10. This has been accepted for section 2.6 deep water recovery which includes; retrieving the manikin from the bottom of the pool, turning, towing, and a two-person assisted lift from the Pool. Carefully designed and tested to create realistic buoyancy – it will sink, yet is buoyant enough to float when being towed. It will feel like an unconscious person in the water.


  • Carefully designed and tested to create realistic buoyancy - it will sink, yet is buoyant enough to float when being towed.
  • It will feel like an unconscious person in the water.
  • A more realistic challenge than using live volunteers who may try to assist the trainee subconsciously.
  • Reduces the need to use volunteers in training scenarios, avoiding potential injury and any embarrassment caused by close personal contact.
  • Greatly improves performance - trainers can easily spot weaknesses such as slow towing, as the manikin's legs will start to sink if a consistent speed is not maintained.
  • Flexible arms, reinforced with strong webbing, allow the arms to be raised aloft, letting lifeguards practice hauling the victim from the water using correct lifting techniques.
  • No need to switch from plastic torso dummy to real volunteer part way through training. This manikin can be fetched from the bottom of the pool, towed to the side, and recovered from the water - promoting more realistic and effective training, ultimately improving lifeguards!
  • Constructed using a reinforced Nylon mesh, which allows water ingress, meaning the manikin will sink when placed in water.
  • Mesh allows for ventilation and rapid draining when the manikin is retrieved from the water.
  • Detailed care instructions will be provided with the manikin.
  • Dry Weight: 66 lbs (30 kg)

  • Part # Description Weight Height Mfg Part NSN Number
    2395016030 Adult 66 lbs (30 kg) 5' 3" RLNPR
    2395016016 Junior 35 lbs (16kg) 3' 9" RLNPRJ

    Special Materials:

    Constructed from the same flame retardant material used in Police ballistic/stab vests, offering 4x the strength and abrasion resistance of 16oz canvas or P.V.C. (conforms to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, BS EN ISO 12947-2 & 14116: 2008). High-density polypropylene webbing (25mm rated to 207 Kg, 50mm rated to 440 kg). Buoyancy characteristics are achieved using closed-cell foam and PVC pellets with s.g. 1.5.


    Due to the construction of this product, which is manufactured with a plastic spine, it is essential to properly 'unfold' the manikin before use. It is a straightforward process that takes minutes. Your manikin may be delivered in a folded position, so it may be necessary to re-straighten the torso for optimum performance.

  • lay the manikin flat on the floor, face down and then pull the legs up over the back to the shoulders.
  • Hold in this position for around 20 seconds.
  • This should be sufficient to readjust the internal structure.
  • When you begin using the manikin, if it doesn't lie flat on the surface of the pool when you throw it in, repeat the process described above.

  • Note: Dragging the manikin across a non-slip floor can cause the "feet" to abrade (optional protective socks are available).
  • Pool Manikin Video

    Click HEREto view the Pool Rescue Manikin YouTube video.

    What People have to say about the Ruth Lee Lifeguard Training Manikin:

    I would hands down recommend this training product to any aquatic facility looking to beef up the caliber of instruction or staff training. Yes, the upfront cost is substantial ($1000). However, I truly believe that this will dramatically improve the capabilities of staff and continue to be used for many years to come. Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd.

    Having the opportunity to try out the manikin during the conference (AOAP) opened my eyes to how inefficient our current submersible manikin was. I really wanted my lifeguard team to understand how different a submerged victim feels. Your manikin comes so much closer than the equipment we currently have. Within the last two weeks we have already used your manikin 4 times more than the equipment that we have had for the last four years! My team has better understanding of the feeling of an actual victim. We are very impressed with the manikin and are truly thankful of the opportunity to have one in our facility. Jen Wegener, Aquatics Supervisor

    Having the opportunity to try out the manikin during the conference (AOAP) opened my eyes to how inefficient our current submersible manikin was. We absolutely love our Ruth Lee manikin. It is a game-changer! It has been present at all of our staff training since getting it. Marie Lemelin, Aquatics Coordinator


    This product can expose you to chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer.

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