Qualified lifeguards are so important to the survival of the club. Without you our members wouldn’t be able to improve their skills.
There are 2 ways to join the club as a Lifeguard. You can request training through our Volunteer programme or if you are 16-21yrs old in full-time education apply for our ‘Kickstart Programme’ and take a step onto the career ladder.
Lifeguards: Kickstart Programme
This brand new initiative was founded in 2021 and in the last 12 months has provided 9 of our young members the opportunity to learn skills for life, earning a regular monthly income whilst in full-time education
Becoming a certified lifeguard is a fantastic way to gain new skills and get involved in a role that can really make a difference!
And for anyone who’s interested in exploring this rewarding line of work, here are just 5 of the benefits of becoming a lifeguard with TSWPC.
Improve Your Communication Skills
Even when they’re not in the water, lifeguards are still interacting with people. Monitoring waterside behaviour, dealing with dangerous situations, and challenging unsafe conduct. These are skills that all lifeguards will learn, and they provide excellent boosts to communication abilities.
Increase Your Confidence
Lifeguarding is a highly responsible role. When on duty, a lifeguard is responsible for the physical safety of everyone in the water. This means that lifeguards need to feel comfortable taking the initiative, enforcing rules, and making judgement calls.
This level of responsibility, coupled with the autonomy that comes with it, can be a huge confidence booster.
Knowing that it’s your job to look out for people and keep them safe from harm can leave you feeling really positive at the end of a shift!
Develop Your Skill-Set
Not only is being a lifeguard an incredibly rewarding job in itself, but it also paves the way for future employment.
Communication, self-confidence, team work, leadership, responsibility. These are all great skills of a good lifeguard, and will help you standout in future job interviews.
Showing prospective employers that you’re capable of maintaining public safety, whilst working independently, demonstrates dependability and maturity. It also shows that you’re willing to take on roles of increased responsibility and autonomy.
When training as a lifeguard you’ll learn invaluable life-saving skills. And though hopefully you’ll never need to use them, they’re irreplaceable tools that you’ll be able to carry with you throughout the rest of your life. After all, what’s more transferrable than first aid training?
This also comes back to increased self-confidence. It’s incredibly liberating and comforting to know that, in any event, if the situation called for it, you could potentially save someone’s life.
Making New Friends
From the training room to the pool, becoming a lifeguard is a great way to meet likeminded individuals. The training itself can often prove to be an excellent bonding experience, and working with other lifeguards on-shift (sharing experiences and developing together) can help build lasting friendships.