Beach Patrols


The RNLI lifeguards started their first season on Jersey's beaches on 28 May 2011. They patrol the western beaches on Jersey. 


The majority of the lifeguards live in Jersey and have now worked on Jersey's beaches with the RNLI for several seasons.


Beach Patrol Dates 2017


Greve De Lecq and Plemont 20th May - 17th September

St Brelade 20th May - 1st October

St Ouen Easter 1st April - 23rd April

St Ouen full season 29th April - 1st October

During October we will be operational at St Ouens (Le Braye) on weekends leading up to half term and then covering the full week of half term
at Le Braye from 21st October - 29th October.


Education & Prevention


As part of the preventative and educational aspects of their role, the lifeguards visit local schools to deliver vital beach safety education. They are also involved in the RNLI's Swim Safe programme which teaches children aged 7-14 how to stay safe in and around coastal and open waters. Details on the Swim Safe programme can be found here


For beach safety information please click here and for information about rip currents, click here.


Working as a Lifeguard


If becoming an RNLI Lifeguard was something of interest, then you might like to know that to work or volunteer as a lifeguard for the RNLI you need to:


  1.    hold and maintain a valid surf lifesaving qualification, which are usually obtained
       via a commercial provider or through a volunteer lifesaving club. You can find out
       more information about these by visiting the SLSGB or RLSS websites.

  2.    meet the following RNLI fitness standards:

       - 200m pool swim in under 3.5 minutes
       - 400m pool swim in under 7.5 minutes
       - 25m pool swim underwater and 25m surface swim consecutively in under 50
       - 200m beach run in under 40 seconds


To find out more, or to apply for a job as an RNLI lifeguard visit

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