Lifeguards

 

 

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 2018

 

St Ouens:           

 

Le Braye: 30th March – 4th November

 

St Ouen Tower (El Tico): 5th May – 30th September

 

Watersplash: 26th May – 30th September

 

St Brelade:

 

26th May – 30th September

 

Grev De Lecq:

 

26th May – 16th September

 

Plemont:

 

26th May – 16th September

 

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
         seconds
       - 200m beach run in under 40 seconds

 

To find out more, or to apply for a job as an RNLI lifeguard visit www.rnli.org.uk/jobs


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