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NARS SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Award Wales and GB

SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Award Pembrokeshire, Wales

We offer a range of SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Courses of varying intensity and refresher courses for those who need to re-register with the relevant recognised bodies. We also offer combined course packages so as you can become a ISA surf coach too.

All of the beach lifeguard certifications we deliver are international recognised beach lifeguard awards (ILS) ranging from junior life saving through to advanced beach lifeguard qualifications.

These courses are not for the faint hearted! The training involves running, swimming and rescuing plus dragging casualties through the surf zone and up the beach using rescue boards and rescue tubes. The courses also cover lifeguard and first aid theory, basic life support and spinal management.


To provide a national qualification that meets international standards for professional lifeguarding for a Lifeguard who may be required to operate in surf conditions.

All prices include training resources, assesment fee & admin fees.


Minimum of 16 years of age on the date of assessment.
Minimum Guided Learning Hours – 40 hours prior to assessment.
Be able to swim 400 metres in 7.5 minutes.
200 metres run in 40 seconds.

24 months from the date of the assessment, with the option of taking a Lifeguard proficiency test prior to the expiry date and every 12 months thereafter to maintain status.

1. Fitness Test & Releases

Complete a timed swim of 400 metres over a measured course in a pool of not less than 25 metres in length, using a front stroke. A time of 7.5 minutes is accepted as the maximum time permitted for the swim. Complete a pool swim of 200m in less than 3.5 minutes. (This can be undertaken as part of the 400m swim, the first or second 200m of which should take less than 3.5 minutes).
Complete a timed run of 200 metres over a measured course. A time of 40 seconds is accepted as the maximum time permitted for the run.
2. Lifeguard Skills, Knowledge & Rescue

3. Life Support

4. First Aid


Candidates MUST complete Section 1 (Fitness & Releases) before completing Section 2 (Lifeguard Skills, Knowledge & Rescue).
When the award is renewed, the candidate may complete the assessment one month prior to the expiry date of the existing competency. In this case the period of new competency will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months.


At Pembrokeshire and West Wales' Premier Surf & Sup (Stand up Paddle Boarding) School we offer a full range of surfing and SUP stand up paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire, from a half day tuition to week long courses, Kids' Clubs, surf camps and more.

The surf courses are run at:
Newgale, Broadhaven, Freshwater West, Stackpole & Manorbier.


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