2020/21 National Lifeguard School - Advanced Lifeguard Award

Event Details

Fri 4 Dec - Sun 6 Dec
National

Event Contact:

Belinda Slement, Education Development Lead

Tel: 027 233 4014

Email: belinda.slement@surflifesaving.org.nz

<p><strong>Date: 4, 5 &amp; 6 December 2020<br />Venue: Waihi Beach</strong></p> <p><strong><br />Applications Open: 1 September 2020<br />Applications Close: 30 September 2020</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 </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 </li> </ul> <p><strong>Areas of Learning</strong></p> <p>The National Lifeguard School programme covers areas of learning such as: </p> <ul> <li>SLSNZ structure and purpose </li> <li>Leadership and team work </li> <li>Advanced First Aid/patient treatment and care </li> <li>Risk management, crisis management and scene management </li> <li>Search and rescue </li> <li>Rock navigation</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. <br />The prerequisites are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>SLSNZ Member</li> <li>Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed)</li> <li>18 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) + a minimum of 20 hours logged driving time</li> <li>Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain</li> <li>Marine VHF Radio Operators</li> <li>800 metre pool swim in under 14 minutes</li> <li>Run 3km in under 20 minutes</li> <li>Current First Aid Level 1 </li> <li>Current First Aid Level 2</li> <li>Club Endorsement to attend the school </li> </ul> Development

Description

Date: 4, 5 & 6 December 2020
Venue: Waihi Beach


Applications Open: 1 September 2020
Applications Close: 30 September 2020

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

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)
  • 18 years old or above
  • At least three seasons of active patrolling
  • Senior Lifeguard Award - IRB Driver or IRB Driver Award (refreshed) + a minimum of 20 hours logged driving time
  • Senior Lifeguard Award - Patrol Captain
  • Marine VHF Radio Operators
  • 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