Become a Lifeguard

1.   Join a Lifesaving Club:

Check out the list of our affiliated lifesaving clubs and find one that is right for you. Get in touch with them and find out how and when to join.You will need to take a copy of your ID and if you are under 21 you will need one of your parents to help you sign up.

2.  Get qualified:

If you are 8-14 years you will join up as a NIPPER and will need to complete your entrance exam to start training. Once you are ready you can do your first competency exam toi allow you to compete. 

If you are 14 years or older you will join as a LIFEGUARD. You will need to pass your Lifeguard Award or Qualifying certificate before you can join our voluteers on the beach. In the mean time our qualified instructor will teach you all the tricks of the trade!

30 years or older? No problem. Come join up as a MASTER.

3.  Get involved:

Once you are a qualified lifeguard the learning doesn’t stop. Make sure you join one of the voluntary duty squads at your club and join us on the beach. If you are over 16, you can start training towards your Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewman’s and Drivers Certificates. If you prefer the thrill of the First Aid Room then join up for one of our seasonal Level Three First Aid Courses.

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