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Become a Surf Lifeguard

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 here!

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 elyserobert@gmail.com for details on the lifeguard training.