First things first, you need to gain your Surf Lifeguard Award.
In order to do this you must be part of a surf club. Join
What better place than Paekakariki!
Once a member, you will be taught first aid, resuscitation, and
practical rescue skills by our team of experienced instructors.
You must also complete a 400m swim within the time limit. The
Club will provide the training and equipment you need to learn the
skills to be ready to sit the examination.
The exam tests both practical and theoretical lifesaving knowledge
that you have been taught. Exams are run throughout the
summer season so as soon as you are ready, you can put your
learning to the test.
Once you have achieved your Surf Lifeguard Award you can become
part of Paekakariki's patrol teams and a whole world of
opportunities are available to you. You can continue to
develop your Lifeguard skills through first aid courses, programmes
to develop your Lifeguard skills or learn to drive the Inflatable
Rescue Boat (IRB).
Lifeguarding training 2015
Training for new lifeguards will begin at the end of winter.
Dates to be confirmed. Please email email@example.com for
details on the lifeguard training.