Professional Lifeguarding

If you are looking for a future in lifeguarding, then this course will cover lifeguarding for the beach and open sea, where long distance rescues are some of the duties of a lifeguard. At the same time, if you are looking to work around a pool area, you would learn about accident prevention and the risks associated with this job. This course includes some theory, but gives greater emphases on the water skills of the individual. RSTO instructors ensure that all certified candidates are able to perform rescues with all the mandatory techniques and complex situations which are likely to arise. Learn today on how to become a professional lifeguard.

At the end of course you will be able to:

  • Understand the hazards of working on a beach
  • Know rescue techniques
  • Know how to perform a rescue from the shore
  • Know how to work as a lifeguard
  • Learn advanced water skills

Become a Professional Lifeguard Instructor

Learning to teach people how to become a lifeguard, on a professional basis, requires background knowledge of the subject, together with relevant skills and experience. If you comply with all the requirements, you may be selected to attend the training course for the Professional Lifeguard programme. During this course, you will learn how to perfect your techniques in the water, how to demonstrate them to others and how to expect others to learn them. You will learn the importance and ‘how to’ of controlling and ensuring the safety of trainees. It is recommended that all candidates have a certificate for First Aid. All successful applicants who pass the course will receive the following:

  • Instructor certificate
  • Instructor wallet card
  • Training backpack
  • Professional Lifeguarding Instructor manual
  • RSTO Powerpoint for Professional Lifeguards
  • RSTO Multimedia Assistant for Professional Lifeguards (on a DVD)

Who can give this course:

  • Qualified instructors who have completed the Professional Lifeguard Instructor course
  • Instructors of other organisations who cross-over to RSTO.

Course Specification

  • Duration: 8-10 days
  • Max Number of students: 12
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Student card: Yes

Who should attend:

  • Swimmers
  • Present and future open water lifeguards
  • Present and future pool lifeguards
  • Deep-sea diving instructors