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Beach Lifeguard - April Course


This is an internationally recognised 40 hour course which gives you the qualification to apply for lifeguard work with the RNLI as well as organisations abroad or use it to complete your surf instructor qualification.

Price includes : lifeguard and first aid manuals, examination fees, access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform, Covid PPE

Minimum age: 16 YO

Pre-requisites :

-You need to be able to complete the fitness test:

.400m sea swim (flat water) in less than 8 min 30 OR 400m swim in a pool in 8 min

.200m beach sprint in less than 40 seconds

-To do the course, you will need to be a current member of SLSGB: follow the link to create or renew your SLSGB membership (+ £25):


Validity: 24 months from assessment, then 12 month annual proficiency (as long as validity has not lapsed)


The course is made of 2x2 hours Zoom sessions and 4 days practical.

To prepare, you'll have access to our online platform to support your learning.

The practical sessions will be held in Challaborough beach (TQ7 4HU) for the water based skills and the first aid and theory in Churchstow village hall (TQ7 3RD).

-Online Zoom session: Monday 4th and Thursday 7th April, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

-Practical sessions (April half term): between Sunday 10th and Wednesday 13th April, 8am to 5pm

What to bring

-Wetsuit, boots, hood, gloves - suitable for the activity and time of year

-Swimming goggles

-Packed lunch

-Warm comfortable clothing suitable for indoor first aid scenarios


Signed up paid member of SLSGB minimum 1 week before the course start date.


Award aims: The beach Lifeguard qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required in order to provide professional patrolling and water safety services, in surf conditions, with rescue skills and advanced fitness requirements. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, rescue board paddling, running and lifting.

Training and assessment process: Trained and assessed throughout the course by a SLSGB trainer and skills to be verified by an SLSGB assessor on a given day of the training.


  1. Online tests
  2. Physical fitness tests
  3. Water and beach based practical
  4. First aid scenarios

£305 for adults

Mon, 4th Apr
19:30 - 21:30 · 8 spaces left




A full refund will be given in the case of:

  1. Unsafe conditions to swim and event is to be cancelled by Coast to Coast Water Safety. Attempt will be made to re arrange the date in the first instance.

No refund will given in the case of:

  1. Participant cancellation.
  2. No show for activity.


  1. A full refund will be given in the case of cancellation of a course by Coast to Coast Water Safety.
  2. No refund will be given in the case of participant cancellation. However, we will try to move you to another course IF there is last minute availability - this will incur a £50 admin fee.
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Where we'll meet

First aid practical- Churchstow village hall. Practical rescue skills-Challaborough beach. In case of adverse conditions, we may change beach location. We will communicate with you at the earliest opportunity if this is the case.

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