If you can swim freestyle, breaststroke, inverted breaststroke or sidestroke, then you can do rescue swimming. It is not a sport; it is a routine that can prepare you to rescue a swimmer in distress. With eye and voice contact, it is a great skill to have, especially if you spend some time in the water. Believe it or not, all lifeguards and/or rescuers learn these technics in a swimming pool.