SLSGB Beach Lifeguard course

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  • 5 days

  • Up to 10 people
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    Challaborough, GB

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    This is a 5 day activity

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  • Description

    This is an internationally recognised 40 hour course which gives you the qualification to apply for lifeguard work with the RNLI as well as organisations abroad or use it to complete your surf instructor qualification.

    Price includes : lifeguard and first aid manuals, examination fees, access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform

    Minimum age: 16 YO

    Pre-requisites :

    -You need to be able to complete the fitness test:

    . 400m sea swim (flat water) in less than 8 min 30 OR 400m swim in a pool in 8 min

    . 200m beach sprint in less than 40 seconds

    -To do the course, you will need to be a current member of SLSGB: follow the link to create or renew your SLSGB membership (+ £25):

    Validity: 24 months from assessment, then 12 month annual proficiency (as long as validity has not lapsed)


    Zoom session a week or 2 before the start to open the course, cover some of the lifeguarding theory and get you started to prepare the course.



    1. From Friday 29th March until Tuesday 2nd April, 9am-5pm (+ online session in the evening of Tuesday 19th March)


    Churchstow village hall for the First Aid and theory

    Challaborough beach for beach and water work

    Quayside Leisure Centre (Kingsbridge) for the swim test


    Signed up paid member of SLSGB minimum 1 week before the course start date.

    What to bring

    -Wetsuit, boots, hood, gloves - suitable for the activity and time of year

    -Swimming goggles

    -Packed lunch

    -Warm comfortable clothing suitable for indoor first aid scenarios


    Award aims: The beach Lifeguard qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required in order to provide professional patrolling and water safety services, in surf conditions, with rescue skills and advanced fitness requirements. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, rescue board paddling, running and lifting.

    Training and assessment process: Trained and assessed throughout the course by a SLSGB trainer and skills to be verified by an SLSGB assessor on a given day of the training.


    1. Online tests
    2. Physical fitness tests
    3. Water and beach based practical
    4. First aid scenarios
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