Pool Lifeguard Award

The Pool Lifeguard award is the standard qualification required to provide voluntary or professional lifeguard patrols in a swimming pool environment.

The award covers all the various aspects of pool lifeguarding techniques, first aid and theoretical knowledge.

It is also the minimum requirement for lifeguards to enter both local and international lifesaving competitions.

Candidate Requirements

Course Content

Course Duration – 30hrs of instruction plus 24hrs patrol experience

Candidate Evaluation and Certification

Candidates are evaluated by an independent examiner, who has not been involved with their instruction. The candidates are examined on all aspects of the award.

Successful candidates are certified by Lifesaving South Africa. Certification is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue pending the successful completion of an annual reassessment.



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