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Becoming a fully qualified lifegaurd is a great opportunity that can lead to an exciting and rewarding career in the aquatics or recreational industry.


Cynthia completed the course in March, and is now a lifeguard and fitness instructor at the TSB Pool Complex. “The course taught critical thinking in an emergency situation, and promoted teamwork. It was taught in a relaxed setting and in a format that was easy to understand and learn.”
To train as a Pool lifeguard in New Zealand you must be at least 16 years old on the day you begin training. For candidates to achieve the Certificate they need to also complete a first aid course, either before or within a month of completing the training.
The training course includes three stages, including a swim test, a theory and practical training session followed by an assessment and 20 hours of volunteer poolside supervision.
When all three stages are marked as competent, you will have achieved your Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate. The cost for the course is $300.00 which includes registration with Skills Active for the National Certificate and the cost of the training by staff.
Training days are:
Friday 16 November 4pm-8pm
Saturday 17 November 9am-1pm
Sunday 18 November 12.30pm-4.30pm
For more information and to register, please email Cain on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registrations close Friday 9 November.