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Post : Thu 12 May 2022
The RNLI offers aspiring lifeguards the opportunity to help jump-start their lifeguarding career by running a dedicated course to learn essential skills.
The dedicated Beach Lifeguard course will allow people aged 16 or over to explore a career in lifesaving.
Once qualified, all applicants could take advantage of their new life skills and apply to work for the charity as an RNLI lifeguard at Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches during the summer holidays.
The RNLI is offering the course at a reduced fee of £100 to help aspiring lifeguards kick-start their lifeguarding careers.
The Beach Lifeguard course will be held in Rhyl from May 30 to June 3 (Monday to Friday).
The dedicated course will provide training and skills to help candidates achieve the Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ), an essential skill when applying for a lifeguard position.
To participate in the Beach Lifeguard course, all applicants must be 16 years of age or older and be a competent swimmer.
All candidates will be required to prove their ability to swim by taking part in a fitness test prior to class on Sunday 22 May.
This will include swimming 400 meters (16 lengths of a 25m pool) in less than eight minutes.
George Davies, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, explains the career development opportunities available through lifeguarding:
“The skills acquired by our lifeguards can be a great first step towards many career paths and have already proven to be invaluable experience for those studying or training in a similar field.”
“Beach lifeguarding can be a great opportunity and a very rewarding role. You could change lives – including your own – while using the beach as your office.
“The RNLI have decided to run the Beach Lifeguard course in Denbighshire to help those wishing to explore a career in lifesaving by providing the opportunity to gain the essential qualification.”
“If you can meet the fitness requirements, pass the interview, and are past school-leaving age, a life-saving opportunity may be there for you.”
“We have lifeguards who have worked for the RNLI for years, both on the beach and as part of our support teams. It really is a great opportunity.”
To register or for more information on the Beach Lifeguard course, contact George Davies on [email protected] or by telephone on 07392 879791.