To provide safe supervision in pools, and rescue response as needed
  • Aquatic supervision and rescue techniques
  • Keen observation skills
  • Health and safety
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Competitive swimming or water sport experience 
  • Customer service
  • Swim teacher 
  • Police vetting
  • Pool Lifeguard Skills Award or Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate may be the pre-employment qualification required
  • First aid certificate
  • Strong swimmer
  • Senior lifeguard/team leader 
  • Facility operations
Medium
$15-$23 per hour, or $25K-$45K per year

1,000-1,500 (includes a high number of part time staff)

High
2-3 years
  • Pool Lifeguard Skills Award
  • Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate
  • New Zealand Certificate in Aquatics (Pool Lifeguard) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Leisure Operations (Level 3)

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