Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding

 

Keeping our community safe

Lifeguarding is our core role at the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service, patrolling the stretch of coast from Mount Main Beach to Tay St, and providing first aid and emergency response support to Mauao and Pilot Bay. Prevention is our driving force - we want to recognise hazards and react, before a rescue is necessary.


Becoming a lifeguard is easy!

To be a qualified lifeguard, you need to be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard award exam, which includes:

  • 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes
  • run/swim/run in the surf
  • resuscitation test
  • rescue test
  • theory questions
  • practical surf knowledge test

Contact the club to find out when our next lifeguard award exam is! 07 575 5595 or info@mountlifeguards.co.nz


Rookie Lifeguards - Lifeguards in training 

Rookie lifeguards are junior surf members gearing up to join their senior colleagues by helping out on patrol.  Rookies are 12 and 13-year-olds, who can swim 200m meters in a pool in under 4:30mins, as well as being current members of the club.

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