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International Lifeguard Qualification!

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  • 05-08-2008 11:54am
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    Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭


    Hi,

    Does anyone know if there is an Internationally recognized Lifeguard Qualification that can be achieved? I'm thinking of going traveling next year and thought it would be a nice qualification to have if i was stuck for a job!

    Also if so can the course be done in Galway?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭Wanders_fan


    I have all the irish water safety "rescues" 1-4 and work as a lifeguard part time as far as i know they are internationally recognised.There is also a Pool lifeguard award http://www.iws.ie/lifeguards-page45490.html

    But i don't no if the pool award is recognised.If you contact the iws they will have all the info.Are you a good swimmer?it is tough, i swam competitivly and still didn't find it easy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 100 ✭✭alancork


    I did my training earlier on this summer, its the Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification or the RLSS NPLQ. Got a job outta it too:P

    One of the people doing the course with me was moving to Canada for the summer, and the lifeguard trainer told us it was the most internationally recognised qualification. I did it in Cork, but I'm sure theres loads of these courses run around the country.

    http://www.lifesavers.org.uk/iql/index.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭Deadly Delta


    Thanks,

    I've found a place in Galway where they're doing that NPLQ and also the National Beach Lifeguard Qualification so i'll sign up for that. It says it internationally recognized too!
    http://www.connachtsafety.com/


    I'm Swimming around 5k per week at the moment so I should be OK I'd say!

    Cheers for the responses!


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭kodute


    Thanks,

    I've found a place in Galway where they're doing that NPLQ and also the National Beach Lifeguard Qualification so i'll sign up for that. It says it internationally recognized too!
    http://www.connachtsafety.com/


    I'm Swimming around 5k per week at the moment so I should be OK I'd say!

    Cheers for the responses!

    Did you manage to book a place with this crowd? I sent them an email enquiring a while ago and no reply yet... :confused:


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