National Lifeguard (NL) Combined Waterfront and Surf Option - June 2019

Develop the fundamental skills, values, judgment, knowledge, and fitness to be a waterfront lifeguard. Hooksum Outdoor School is proud to be the only BC Lifesaving Society Affiliate to offer the National Lifeguard Surf certification.

Date

June 14 - 19, 2019

Organization

Hooksum Outdoor School

Instructor

Daniel Burgi

Contact

Hesquiat Harbour
T:
250-670-1120

Outline:

Recognized as the standard measure of lifeguard performance in Canada, National Lifeguard (NL) education is designed to develop a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The primary role of the NL lifeguard is the prevention of emergency situations and, where this fails, the timely and effective resolution of emergencies.

This course is a combined certification program, allowing participants to gain both Waterfront and Surf Lifeguard qualifications in one great course! 


The NL Waterfront Certification: 

Emphasizes the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices, and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision in waterfront environments.
 

The NL Surf Certification:

Designed to develop the lifeguarding skills, principles and practices and the decision-making processes which will assist the lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision of surf beach environments. It builds on the fundamental values, judgment, knowledge, skills and fitness developed in the NL Waterfront certification. The NL Surf Option is specifically designed for lifeguards working in surf environments. Trainees need to work in waves of at least 1 meter and from a number of different types of beaches.

This course is offered through Hooksum Outdoor School based at Ayyi'saqh, Hesquiat Harbour in Clayoquot Sound, north of Tofino. This section of northwestern Clayoquot Sound on the mid-West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, is accessible by boat or by sea-plane from Tofino. 

Some gear is required for this course, see Hooksum Outdoor School Course List for more details. 

Prequisites:

For NL Waterfront: -National Lifeguard Pool certification: Need not be current but recommended -CPR C: recommended For NL Surf: -NL Waterfront: Need not be current but recommended -CPR C: recommended

Course fee:

TBA

How to register:

Contact Karen Charleson at Hooksum Outdoor School for an application form and additional information.

Email is the best way to connect with Karen: info@hooksumschool.com