Pool Lifeguard Course at TSB Pool Complex

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The TSB Pool Complex is running a training course to become a qualified lifeguard later this month.


To train as a pool lifeguard in New Zealand you must be at least 16 years of age on the day you begin training. For candidates to achieve their certificate they need to also complete a first aid course, either before or within a month of completing the training. First aid must cover unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402 OR equivalent unit standards 26551 and 26552.

Candidates need to pass three stages to gain their full certificate.

The stages are:
STAGE 1: 200m Swim Test (Learner License)
STAGE 2: Theory and Practical Training followed by an assessment to achieve your Pool Lifeguard Skills Award (Restricted License)
STAGE 3: 20 hours of volunteer pool side supervision (Full License)

The course for the first two stages will run over the following four days at the TSB Pool Complex:
Friday 23 March 4pm - 8pm
Saturday 24 March 7am - 12pm
Sunday 25 March 1pm - 5pm
Assessment Day TBC

Trainees will then need to complete the third stage of the training following the course which includes 20 hours of volunteer pool side supervision and completing a Pool Lifeguard Logbook (Full License).

When all three stages are marked as competent, you will have achieved your Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate, and will be able to work as a Pool Lifeguard.

The cost of the course is $300 which includes registration with Skills Active for the National Certificate in Aquatics and cost of the training by the staff.

For more information please contact Cain on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registrations close Wednesday 21 March.