Get qualified and become a Pool Lifeguard!
- Date: 31 May 2018
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Are you interested in kick starting a career in Aquatics?
H2O Pro will be facilitating a number of Pool Lifeguard Courses and Pool Lifeguard Update Courses over the next coming months at The Warragul Leisure Centre.
The Pool Lifeguard course has a pre-requisite of a First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid). This qualification can be done either prior to the Lifeguard course or within Four (4) weeks after the course. Candidates must also be over the age of 16 years.
For more information and to enrol in a course today visit H20 Pro's website
Baw Baw YMCA will be hiring seasonal lifeguards in September 2018, to work at the Warragul Leisure Centre and the seasonal facilities within the shire over the warmer months. Baw Baw YMCA facilitates the operation of the Drouin Outdoor Pool, Neerim South Outdoor Pool, Rawson Indoor Pool, Trafalgar Outdoor Pool and Thorpdale Outdoor Pool, between December 1st – March 30th, and will require local staff to work at these sites.
- Pool Lifeguard Qualification
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid & CPR
- Employee Working with Children’s Check
What does a lifeguard do?
Lifeguards are focused in public safety and making sure that our patrons are safe while they use our facilities. As well as identifying potential risk factors and taking steps to reduce those risks, lifeguards are positive role models in an effort to build strong people, strong families and strong communities.
Along with protecting the safety of swimmers, lifeguards can also play an active role in educating people on pool and water safety. Many of our YMCA Lifeguards also teach swimming lessons and have natural instructional instincts. Instructing children on the safety rules of the pool is a common need for lifeguards. Rather than immediately removing a child from the pool, the lifeguard can explain the rules and help them understand the reasoning behind safety measures.