Course Details

Pool Lifeguard

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 16, 22, 23 June 2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Immanuel College Sports Centre & SA Aquatic Leisure Centre 7 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 21 - 23 June 2019 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm Port Lincoln Leisure Centre 11 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 21, 27, 28 July 2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Immanuel College Sports Centre & SA Aquatic Leisure Centre 11 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 18, 24, 25 August 2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Immanuel College Sports Centre & SA Aquatic Leisure Centre 12 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 15, 21, 22 September 2019 09:00 am – 04:00 pm The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre 12 $290.00

The Pool Lifeguard course aims to teach you emergency rescue techniques, swimming skills and basic spinal management techniques as well as the finer points of pool lifeguarding. Candidates of this program will receive comprehensive training in aquatic emergency care, emergency management, oxygen resuscitation and pool surveillance. Successful candidates will have the skills and knowledge required to supervise swimming pool users. It is also recommended for those involved in aquatic exercise, swim coaching, aquatic excursions or who have responsibility for the supervision and safety of people in and around swimming pools.

  • Hold a current Provide First Aid certificate (HLTAID003) - (proof of First Aid qualification must be prior to the commencement of the course)

The Pool Lifeguard Award must be updated annually if used as a professional qualification.

*Member discounts do apply. Membership information required in enrolment  "Additional Details". (This is excluding CITB discounts)


Target Audience:

Course candidates should be a minimum of 16 years old.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Methods:

  • Pre course workbook
  • Physical elements of the course:
  • Retrieve an object from the deep parts of the pool (3-5m)
  • Swim 25m, and then tow a patient back 25m in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds
  • Swim 200m in less than 6 minutes
  • General strength and fitness to tread water for extended periods of time

Program Benefits:


  • The role of a Lifeguard
  • Identify and respond to aquatic emergencies
  • Apply basic and advanced water rescue principles
  • Communicate incident details
  • Accident prevention
  • Facility analysis and supervision
  • Lifeguarding skills and procedures
  • Public relations and public education
  • Swimming and leisure pool safety
  • Lifeguarding and the Law