Training to become a lifeguard will be an exciting opportunity

WATCHFUL Lifeguards are wanted for Southsea seafront this summer
WATCHFUL Lifeguards are wanted for Southsea seafront this summer
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THE RNLI will be providing beach patrols on Portsmouth beaches this summer, and the charity is working with Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguard Club to train potential new lifeguards during the summer half term.

This course provides an exciting opportunity for members of the local community, aged 16 or over, to train as a beach lifeguard and engage in lifesaving activity for the future.

Attendance does not guarantee a position with the RNLI lifeguards during the summer, but we hope to create a strong pool of potential new recruits in the area.

No matter what you go on to do after the course, these are vital skills which will stay with you for life, and one day might save the life of another.

The lifeguard club has a proud history of voluntary lifesaving, and we hope that our support will enable the club to develop and sustain a strong membership for years to come.

Running from Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 2, the course will cover a comprehensive range of subjects including beach lifeguard theory, first aid and life support, and water rescue skills.

Those who pass will receive a Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS UK) National Beach Lifeguard qualification, valid for two years. In return for this great training opportunity, we’re looking for 100 per cent commitment to the course and assessment, a good level of general fitness, and a high level of swimming ability. Candidates must be able to swim 400m in eight minutes or less, in a front-facing stroke.

Contact felicity_elliott@rnli.org.uk or 07887 625266.