Lifeguards spot dangers, give safety advice, and respond immediately if anyone gets into difficulty.
We'd like to remind people to visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags. RNLI lifeguards in Jersey aided 262 people in 2021, so just following this simple piece of advice can be lifesaving.
Please remember and follow safety advice:
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.
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.