Pool Lifeguard course

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The training undertaken ensures that every Lifeguard possesses the skills and knowledge to handle a wide variety of incidents that occur on a day to day basis at aquatic centres.

Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age, or turning 16 in the calendar year within which the course is to be held, in order to participate in this course.

A medium to high level of aquatic fitness is required for some practical components of the course.

Candidates must also be able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Pre requisite: Candidates must have completed their Provide First Aid qualification prior to this course.

Pre-Course Materials

Candidates will be provided with a Pool Lifeguard Pre-Course Workbook and Lifeguarding Manual which is to be completed and taken to your course. These resources will be provided within 48 hours from enrolment.

Subjects covered:

  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide emergency care
  • Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
  • Perform basic water rescues
  • Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • Perform advanced water rescues

The training course is conducted over two days. All candidates are required to successfully complete a range of practical assessments (within time limits) and a theory exam (which includes multiple choose, true/false and short answer questions). Candidates need to be competent in all theory and practical components to successfully complete the award conditions in order to achieve a Statement of Attainment.

Candidates will received certificate by Royal Life Saving If they complete the course.

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