THE BERMUDA LIFEGUARD SERVICE IS

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COMMITTED TO PREVENTING HARM TO BEACH PATRONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

AND PROTECTING THE LIVES OF BEACH PATRONS

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Initial Swim
Assessment

To begin training to become a lifeguard all applicants must complete an initial swim assessment at the National Swim Centre. The distance is 400m and this must be completed within 8 minutes.

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Training
Course

Applicants that successfully pass the ISA will begin the 60hr week long training course. This course will cover CPR, First Aid, Pool and Beach lifeguard certifications in addition to daily operating precedures on the towers.

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Physical
Assessment

Applicants that pass the training course will have a physical assessment consisting of a 1 mile run, 400m swim and 500m paddle. Each area must be completed within 8 minutes. Passing applicants will be qualified for a

part-time/full-time lifeguard position.

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ABOUT BLS

The Bermuda Lifeguard Service works to ensure the safety of swimmers on Horseshoe, John Smiths, Clearwater and Turtle Beaches. Lifeguards are posted when the beaches are open from 1 May to 31 October on Horseshoe Beach and from 24 May to Labour Day on the other beaches.

 

To be considered as a lifeguard, you must be:

  • 16 years old or older;

  • In good health;

  • A strong swimmer

The Bermuda Lifeguard Service maintains a roster of 12 full-time lifeguards and reserve staff. Full-time lifeguards work a variable five-day, 40 hour week. The working day lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a lifeguard roster that rotates each week.

Reserve lifeguards must meet all the same prerequisite and training requirements and must pass the same assessment tests as full time lifeguards in order to qualify. Reserves work part time on weekends or when the service is understaffed, when someone is sick, absent or during shortages at the end of the season.

 

PHOTOS

25

Years in Operation

206

Rescues

870

Minor First Aids

26

Major First Aids
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RLSS

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the Drowning Prevention Charity and the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education.

We have used our extensive knowledge of water safety and training to develop a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications and a series of awards and programmes which have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life – including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), the premier lifeguard training programme.

CALENDAR

An overview of the scheduled Initial Swim Assesments and Training Courses for 2016.

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please use the contact information on the right hand side, or fill out this form:

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Head Office

Botanical Gardens

169 South Road

Paget DV 04

Bermuda

 

Nathan Trott

Lifeguard Superintendent

Tel: (441) 236-5902

Employment

To apply for a job with the Bermuda Lifeguard Service, please fill out and submit the application and supporting documents to: njtrott@gov.bm

Call Us Today: (441) 236-5902