Lifeguarding Pathways

Whether setting up patrol areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life. It is a motivation that marks Surf Life Saving as more than just ‘something to do at the weekend'.

When you turn 14 you can sit your Surf Lifeguard Award and once you have your award there are a range of programmes and other Awards you can participate in to develop your skills further.

Please contact lifeguarding@papamoalifeguards.co.nz for more information on any of the courses below, and watch our Lifeguard facebook page for dates of upcoming courses.

Surf Lifesaving Awards

  • Surf Lifeguard Award
  • First Aid 
  • Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate
  • IRB Crewpersons Module
  • Senior Lifeguard Award – IRB Driver
  • Senior Lifeguard Award – Patrol Captain