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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: 16yrs

Pre-requisites :

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

400m sea swim (flat water) in less than 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)


Online Zoom sessions:

Mon 5th April 8-9pm

Thurs 8th April 7-9pm

Mon 12th April 7-9pm

Wed 14th April 7-9pm


Challaborough beach (TQ7 4HU) & Churchstow village hall (TQ7 3RD):

Fri 16th April 9am - 5pm

Sat 17th April 9 am - 5pm

Sun 18th April 9am - 5pm

What to bring

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

-Packed lunch and own mug

-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 Surf Lifeguard 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, 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
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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.

A gift voucher to the same value will be issued in the case of:

  1. Participant cancellation with minimum of 2 weeks notice. Voucher can be used against any Coast to Coast Water Safety swim venture or merchandise in the same calendar year.

No refund will given in the case of:

  1. Participant cancellation within 2 weeks of activity date.
  2. No show for activity.
  3. Unhappy with conditions leading to pulling out of activity when it still goes ahead.


  1. A full refund will be given in the case of cancellation of 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 within the same calendar year - this will incur a £30 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. Please contact us if you don't have transport between locations.

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