To gain your award you must be a member of the club, you must be 14 years or older and you must pass your Surf Lifeguard Award exam.
The exam comprises of:
- 400m pool swim within a designated time
- Run-Swim-Run in the surf
- Resuscitation test
- Rescue test
- Theory questions
- Practical surf knowledge test
Once you have passed your Surf Lifeguard Award, then you can begin patrolling and be a part of keeping Waipu Cove safe for swimmers.
Each new season every active Surf Lifeguard must perform a refresher test. It is not designed to fail people but to ensure their fitness & knowledge is up to the required standard.
Once you have become a Lifeguard, there are opportunities for further development, and/ or employment opportunities.