The internet can be an overwhelming source of information, especially when it comes to searching for lifeguard courses. With so many options, it can be difficult to determine which class is best for you. Here at Blue Guard, we are passionate about providing water safety skills at the highest level, which is why we’d like to share a few tips to help you find the right lifeguard certification course.
Choose a Reputable Course
How do you know if you are choosing a reputable course? Start by looking into the company’s reviews and feedback from past clients, are they positive? Reputable companies like Blue Guard are actively involved in their community and will have trained thousands of individuals. High training numbers are a great sign of a reputable company as friends often share the good news about their successful certification, ultimately leading to more happy customers.
Additionally, a reputable course will require prerequisites such as:
- Having appropriate physical fitness for the job
- An age requirement (typically 16+ years of age)
- Swimming skills with the ability to swim in the deep end unaided
- Other skills tested such as swimming 20 metres while towing an individual
Is the Curriculum Teaching the Essentials?
Any reputable lifeguard certification course should be teaching the essentials and if they’re not, run! Knowing the basics like CPR and First Aid for both babies and adults is a must. These skills provide you with the essential tools needed to successfully be a lifeguard. First aid includes everything from treating a choking victim to properly bandaging an open wound. Additionally, any reputable course should teach a prospective lifeguard general knowledge about how to properly scan a body of water to look for someone in danger. Learning how to identify common pool and water hazards is also a must, as it is the lifeguards role to prevent injury when possible. Does the curriculum you’re looking at offer all of these essentials?
Select the Right Course
Be sure to select the course that is suitable for your desired job. By undergoing the correct certificate and training, the lifeguard will have a clear understanding of how to manage the risks that are conducive to the environment that they work in. At Blue Guard, prospective lifeguards can choose from our Beach Lifeguard Qualification, Pool Lifeguard Qualification, or Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard courses. Each of our courses results in professional lifeguard certifications for their specific qualification.
Be Sure You Earn a Professional Certification!
Lastly, it is important to check that your lifeguard course will provide you with a professional certification at the completion of the course. This certification is a must, as it tells your future employer that you have successfully completed all of the training requirements needed to be hired as a professional lifeguard in the UAE.
At Blue Guard, our lifeguard certification classes are designed to not only meet all of the necessary prerequisites and requirements of local facilities and municipalities, but to also produce a well rounded lifeguard who is ready for employment at the local pool, resort, or beach. Designed with the student in mind, our innovative courses are reputable, professional, and informative.
If you’re interested in signing up for a course, contact a member of our team today!
Co-Founder & Managing Director