You only have one Life : Protect It : Stay Safe

St Colmcille Royal Life Saving Club

Beach Lifeguard on Duty

Beach candidate pre-requisites

Prior to the commencement of a

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification

(NVBLQ), each candidate must

be 16 years of age, and must also be able to

meet the following basic fitness criteria:


 Jump/dive into deep water ;


 Swim 400m in a time of eight minutes ;


 Swim 200m continuously on front and back ;


 Run at least 400m ;


 Surface dive to a depth of 2m ;


 Be able to Surf 400 meters on a Surf Board.