Train as a lifeguard

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The TSB Pool Stratford is offering you the opportunity to become a qualified lifeguard.

Pool Manager Andrea Mathews says, “We are running this programme with the intention of possibly finding lifeguards. Although a job offer is not guaranteed, on completion of the training, candidates will have received the Pool Lifeguard Skills Award (PLSA), which is the minimum requirement to work as a pool lifeguard in New Zealand.”

Eligibility requirements:
To train as a Pool lifeguard in New Zealand you must be at least 16 years old on the day you begin training. Candidates also need to complete a comprehensive first aid course, either before or within a month of completing the training.

The training course includes:
• Swim Test
• Pool Lifeguard Training
• Pool Lifeguard Assessment to achieve Pool Lifeguard Skills Award (PLSA).
• Pool Lifeguard Logbook – 20 hours of volunteer poolside supervision
• Pool Lifeguard Assessment – to achieve Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate (PLPC)

Training days:
Monday 28 November 1 - 5pm
Tuesday 29 November 11.30am - 3pm
Thursday 1 December 10.30am - 3pm
Friday 2 December 11am - 2pm

The cost for the course is $250.00 which includes registration and the cost of the training by staff.

If you are interested in taking part in this course call into the TSB Pool Complex, Page Street, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.