We always welcome qualified lifeguards into the club, wherever you initially completed your training. To renew your qualification after two years, you must undertake a minimum of 20 hours training in the two year period. 2 hours per month is recommended, including at least 1 hour of CPR training per month.
NSVL qualified trainers are always available to supervise training, log hours and arrange renewal assessments. Logged training will look good if you apply for jobs and is essential for you to renew your qualification. We provide a formal ongoing training programme to cover all the skills, but training sessions are meant to be fun and enjoyable. It's a great chance to meet other lifeguards in a friendly environment, and also join in with the social activities.
Pool Lifeguard training takes place on the first Saturday of every month, 2:30-4:30pm at the beach base and 6:30-7:30pm at Tynemouth Pool. Check the upcoming training section for dates.
Dry training at the beach is free, and the pool entry for the dry session is £2. However if you come at 5.30pm and lifeguard our Rookies session then your pool entry and training is free. If you'd like to take advantage of this you will need to complete at least 2 hours of training per month, and speak to a committee member about obtaining an Enhanced CRB Check. Find out more on our volunteering page.
You can come along for 2 weeks without obligation, and after the first two weeks if you decide to continue you must become a member of NSVL for insurance purposes. Current membership rates are £15 per year for Adult Members.
There is also the opportunity to gain additional qualifiations like Beach Lifeguard, and undertake additional training in defibrilators and more.