National Lifeguard School - Fitzroy

Event Details

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 13 Dec
Fitzroy SLSC, New Plymouth, National

Event Contact:

Belinda Slement

Tel: 04 560 0352

Email: belinda.slement@surflifesaving.org.nz

<p><strong>Applications open 1<sup>st</sup> October 2015</strong></p> <p>National Lifeguard Schools are something that lifeguards aspire to. They combine dynamic theory sessions with a number of intensive practical and scenario based activities extending participants both physically and mentally - honing already advanced skills.</p> <p>If you successfully complete a National Lifeguard School with all the required prerequisites you will be awarded your Advanced Lifeguard Award - the highest award for surf lifeguards in New Zealand.</p> <p><strong>The role of an Advanced Lifeguard&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>An Advanced Lifeguard should be able to demonstrate leadership, experience and capability, specifically:</p> <ul> <li>Cope with a variety of complex situations</li> <li>Demonstrate good communication and leadership skills</li> <li>Experience working with and knowledge of stake holders and other external agencies</li> <li>Demonstrate physical competencies</li> <li>Slot in at any beach as a Patrol Captain</li> <li>Demonstrate or utilise those with advanced skills appropriately</li> <li>Demonstrate high levels of fitness</li> <li>Draw on experience and expertise&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Areas of Learning</strong></p> <p>The National Lifeguard School programme covers areas of learning such as:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>SLSNZ structure and purpose&nbsp;</li> <li>Leadership and team work&nbsp;</li> <li>Advanced First Aid/patient treatment and care&nbsp;</li> <li>Risk management, crisis management and scene management&nbsp;</li> <li>Search and rescue&nbsp;</li> <li>Rock navigation&nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter experience&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>How do I become an Advanced Lifeguard?</strong></p> <p>To achieve your Advanced Lifeguard Award you must successfully complete a National Lifeguard School with all the required prerequisites.&nbsp;<br /> The prerequisites are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>SLSNZ Member</li> <li>Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed)</li> <li>17-years-old or above</li> <li>At least three seasons of active patrolling</li> <li>Senior Lifeguard Award - IRB Driver or IRB Driver Award (refreshed)</li> <li>Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain</li> <li>Marine VHF Radio Operators Qualification</li> <li>800 metre pool swim in under 14 minutes</li> <li>Run 3km in under&nbsp;20 minutes</li> <li>Current First Aid Level 1&nbsp;</li> <li>Current First Aid Level 2</li> <li>Club Endorsement to attend the school&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><a href="/education/member-education/lifeguard-education/national-lifeguard-school/"> /education/member-education/lifeguard-education/national-lifeguard-school/</a></p> Development

Description

Applications open 1st October 2015

National Lifeguard Schools are something that lifeguards aspire to. They combine dynamic theory sessions with a number of intensive practical and scenario based activities extending participants both physically and mentally - honing already advanced skills.

If you successfully complete a National Lifeguard School with all the required prerequisites you will be awarded your Advanced Lifeguard Award - the highest award for surf lifeguards in New Zealand.

The role of an Advanced Lifeguard 

An Advanced Lifeguard should be able to demonstrate leadership, experience and capability, specifically:

  • Cope with a variety of complex situations
  • Demonstrate good communication and leadership skills
  • Experience working with and knowledge of stake holders and other external agencies
  • Demonstrate physical competencies
  • Slot in at any beach as a Patrol Captain
  • Demonstrate or utilise those with advanced skills appropriately
  • Demonstrate high levels of fitness
  • Draw on experience and expertise 

Areas of Learning

The National Lifeguard School programme covers areas of learning such as: 

  • SLSNZ structure and purpose 
  • Leadership and team work 
  • Advanced First Aid/patient treatment and care 
  • Risk management, crisis management and scene management 
  • Search and rescue 
  • Rock navigation 
  • Helicopter experience 

How do I become an Advanced Lifeguard?

To achieve your Advanced Lifeguard Award you must successfully complete a National Lifeguard School with all the required prerequisites. 
The prerequisites are as follows:

  • SLSNZ Member
  • Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed)
  • 17-years-old or above
  • At least three seasons of active patrolling
  • Senior Lifeguard Award - IRB Driver or IRB Driver Award (refreshed)
  • Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain
  • Marine VHF Radio Operators Qualification
  • 800 metre pool swim in under 14 minutes
  • Run 3km in under 20 minutes
  • Current First Aid Level 1 
  • Current First Aid Level 2
  • Club Endorsement to attend the school 

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