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Become a Surf Lifeguard

 
Qualifying as a Surf Lifeguard

 

To be a qualified lifeguard you must be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard Award exam. The exam comprises:

  • 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes

  • run/swim/run in the surf

  • resuscitation test

  • rescue test

  • theory questions

  • practical surf knowledge test.

Each season active Surf Lifeguards must perform a refresher test. This includes a swim, resuscitation test and first aid questions. It is not designed to fail people but to ensure their fitness and knowledge is up to the required standard.

Contact Lifesaving Committee member Ryan Hohneck to find out more about becoming a lifeguard and when the next course is on.