If you're over 14 and able to swim, we'll
train you up to gain your Surf Lifeguard Award so you can patrol
We run a couple of training courses each
season and these are run over a few days.
Training takes approximately twenty five hours, and covers
modules in surf skills, first aid, rescue techniques, and risk
management. Some of the skills are taught theoretically, but most
are taught in a practical environment.
Once your training is completed, you will be examined. The exam
will assess your key lifeguarding skills, and involves;
- 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes
- 200m run/swim/run in the surf
- Tube rescue in the surf and pool environment
- CPR & First aid test
- Radio set up and signals test
- Theory test
- Once you've passed all the exam components, you'll be issued
with your Surf Lifeguard Award and be assigned to a patrol.
We are committed to ongoing learning within Surf Life Saving
too, from lifesaving, first aid, coaching and instruction, to
leadership, teamwork and communication, our training will stand you
in good stead for the rest of your life.
Looking for the next lifeguard course?
to view the current courses
Benefits of Surf Life Saving membership
Surf Life Saving offers a range of activities in a great
environment. As a member of a club you are entitled to use the
clubs facilities and appropriate equipment. Surf Life
Saving also offers a range of awards, training and courses
through your club or region to increase your skills and
You are eligible as a surf lifeguard to compete in Surf Sports
events and enjoy access to regular coaching
programmes. Regions have representative teams and development
squads are actively seeking new talent.
To become a Surf Lifeguard, please
join our club here and contact Jess Bennett.