Beach Lifeguard Award:
The Beach Lifeguard Award is Irish Water Safety certified, is internationally recognized and is the recognized qualification needed to become a beach lifeguard and surfing instructor in Ireland. Candidates must be over 16yrs of age and have a good level of swim fitness (swim 400m – 8min)
National Beach Lifeguard Award Syllabus
Full Course Timetable: Jan COURSE FULL
|Pool Training:||30th Jan – 3rd April 7.45 -8.45pm (10 sessions)|| Park Hotel Dungarvan
|Open Water Training:|| 4th & 12th April 9am-4pm
|Final Examination:||Sat 18th April||Ardmore Strand|
Next Course: Sept – Nov 2015 (start date to follow)
|Open Water Training:|| Sun 5th April 9am – 4pm
|Final Examination:||Mon 6th April 9am||Ardmore Strand|
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Pool Lifeguard Award:
The Pool Lifeguard Award is Irish Water Safety certified, is internationally recognized and is the recognized qualification needed to become a Pool lifeguard in Ireland. No previous life guarding experience is necessary. Candidates must be over 16yrs. With the majority of swimming pools only max 1.5m deep there is now a Level 1 award. The level 2 is needed to work in pools deeper than 1.5m. Holders of the Level 1 award can up-skill to the Level 2 without having to complete the full award
Price €300 level1 €350 level 2
Next Full level 1 Course: 1st, 8th, 15th Feb Next Level 1 Revalidation Course: 1st, 8th , 15th Feb FULL
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Irish Water Safety, the national governing body, certifies all of our lifesaving courses.
Ronan our chief instructor teaches all levels of the Irish Water Safety syllabus. Ronan is one of the most experienced instructors in the country and has been teaching and coaching all aspects of lifesaving since 1996.
He has competed for Cork at both national and international level. He has also coached the Cork senior and junior lifesaving teams for 6 years. Ronan has coached and guided competitors to become national champions and members of the national squad. Ronan was also a beach lifeguard for 7 years and senior lifeguard on Garrettstown, one of Corks busiest beaches.
Surf Instructor Beach Safety Award
This course is a condensed version of the Beach Lifeguard Award and is a prerequisite for any one wishing to become a Surfing Instructor. The Surf Instructor Beach Safety Award contains all the same components as the Beach Lifeguards award, just with shorter distances for the timed swim and rescues. The course is Irish Water Safety Certified
Price €350 Next Course. Please contact for more info.