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Lifeguard training programme

Dudley borough leisure (DBL) in partnership with Dudley’s adult learning team, are looking for people to join a lifeguard pre-training programme. DBL have vacancies for lifeguards which can be applied for following successful completion of the programme.


To access a place on the programme you must be 19 years or above, unemployed and complete a successful swim test and interview.


Swim tests will be held on Monday 31 October from 11am to 12pm. For the test you will need to be able to:

• Jump/dive into deep water

• Swim 50 meters in less than 60 seconds

• Swim 100 meters continuously on front and back in deep water

• Tread water for 30 seconds

• Surface dive to the floor of the pool

• Climb out unaided without ladder/steps where the pool design permits


Following successful completion of the swim test, a pre-training course will be held for two weeks, at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley, from Monday 14 November. You must attend every day to pass the course which includes:


• First aid qualification

• Core skills learning

• Customer service package

• Employment/ interview techniques


On completion of pre-training you will be able to apply for lifeguard vacancies with DBL or other leisure centres in neighbouring boroughs.


To book a place on the swim test call 01384 818143

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