Lifeguard Policies & Procedures
Please click on the link below for current SLSNZ policies and proceedures
Rookies and trainees need fins!
Please ensure you have purchased fins before you come to Pauanui as they are difficult to purchase once at the beach. Popular brands lifeguards use are Red Backs, DaFin or Viper. Purchase them to fit - if you buy large (to grow into) they will be lost in the surf!
To be a qualified lifeguard you must be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard Award exam. The exam comprises:
Each season active Surf Lifeguards must perform a refresher test. This includes a swim, resuscitation test and first aid questions. It is not designed to fail people but to ensure their fitness and knowledge is up to the required standard.
Surf Life Saving offers a range of activities in a great environment. As a member of a club you are entitled to use the clubs facilities and appropriate equipment. Surf Life Saving also offers a range of awards, training and courses through your club or region to increase your skills and knowledge.