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Places available on Bournemouth beach lifeguard qualification course

Bournemouth Borough Council will be running intensive beach lifeguard courses throughout the Spring and Summer. These courses will provide participants with the opportunity to gain the highly valued beach lifeguard qualification.


Anyone interested is invited to attend any of the following 5 day intensive course being run on the following dates:

26-31 March, 23-28 Apr, 11-17 June, 24-29 Sep 




Part time course being run over 2 weekends (Fri evenings 5pm – 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am – 5pm) 11 – 13 May & 18 – 19 May.


You will learn:

  • A thorough knowledge of the beach and ocean environment
  • Rescue skills
  • First aid
  • Resuscitation
  • How to deal with emergency situations
  • And you will develop the high level of fitness required

The course is open to everyone 16 and over, the fitness levels needed to pass the qualification are, be able to swim 400 meters in 9 minuets 30 seconds and run 200 meters in 60 seconds.  This level of the qualification will enable you to provide safety cover for a range of open water swim activities, and is a great stepping stone towards your surf coaching qualification. 


The full course costs £275.00 which includes 40 hours course time, exam and lifeguard manuals.


For more information or to book on a course:

Telephone Us01202 451781


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Postal Address Bournemouth Seafront Office,
Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 451781
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