Becoming a volunteer lifeguard

We have volunteer and paid lifeguard positions available within our club. You must be at least 14 years old, be a member of a Surf Lifesaving Club, attend regular training sessions and pass the SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award Examination.

The exam comprises of: 

  • 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes

  • Rescue releases assessment in the pool

  • Run/swim/run in the surf

  • Tube rescue assessment

  • Practical surf knowledge test and theory exam

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