How To Become An Open Water Lifeguard
Ages 16 + Years
- Jump/dive into deep water
- Swim 400m in a recommended time of 7mins 30 secs
- Have surfed a number of times – does not need to be proficient on their feet but be able to paddle out back easily
- Swim 200m continuously on their front and back
- Run at least 400m
- Surface dive up to 2m
- Have had previous surf lessons before coming onto the course
- Ability to swim side stroke or inverted breaststroke
How The Programme Works
Environment, Hazards & Supervision
In this section of the course you will learn how to understand the enviornment you are lifeguarding, assessing the hazards that potentially cause risk and how to best supervise your area.
Responding To An Emergency
In this section you will learn to to quickly and effeciently respond to an emergrncy using all potential rescue aids to recover and stabilise a casualty while seeking immediate help.
CPR & First Aid
In this section you will learn how to administer CPR to a casualy you has stopped breathing as well as applying first aid to casualty injuries while waiting for help.