Free lifeguard training

Your community needs you!

We’re launching a new swimming initiative and are looking for passionate people to take part in our fully funded, free lifeguard training.

Apply to take part and learn life saving skills. By completing this training, you may have opportunities to kick-start your career with Be Well!

Don’t miss this chance to make a difference in your community!

Prerequisites for applying

  • 16+ years of age on the date of assessment
  • Be able to jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and 100m continuously on back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder/steps where the pool design permits

Important Dates

Swim test to pass prerequisite

  • Date: Saturday 18 May 2024
  • Time: 10:00-11:00
  • Location: Mile End Park Leisure Centre

Course Dates

Monday 27 May 2024 – Friday 31 May 2024


Saturday 1 June 2024

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