Refreshing and pathways for lifeguards
Attaining your Lifeguard Award comes with the responsibility to refresh every season. This is a requirement set down by SLSNZ; a requirement that Maranui values as a tool to maintain standard and provide an opportunity to learn more about the importance of being a Surf Lifeguard.
Refreshing your Lifeguard Award requires that surf lifeguards be tested on their physical fitness, CPR, First Aid skills and knowledge of simple lifeguarding practises every year.
Maranui refresher process reflects the beaches that the Club patrols. Maranui is the only Surf Club in Wellington City that has the responsibility of patroling two beaches (Oriental Bay and Lyall Bay).
The two beaches require totally different patrolling method and lifeguarding skills. This is why Maranui has adapted the options set by SLSNZ to reflect the unique requirements for the two beaches, adapted the due date for refreshers nationally (31st Jan) to reflect a date pertinent to the start date of patrols.
This is to ensure that all Maranui Surf Lifeguards are refreshed and ready to patrol by the first day of duty.
Specific Maranui Refresher requirement for beaches the Club patrols:
Oriental Bay beach: 400m swim in under 9 mins
Lyall Bay beach: Run - Swim - Run in under 8 mins
Refresher times and places:
Refresher in pool: Tuesdays @ WRAC 6pm-7pm
Refresher at beach: Wednesdays @ Clubhouse 6pm-7.30pm
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Pathways for Lifeguards.
Pathways for Lifeguards have been set by SLSNZ to help Lifeguards to further their Lifeguarding qualifications. These pathways are reinforced by Maranui through a progression from Nippers to Lifeguard level.
This progression helps Lifeguards to learn about two of the three Rescue equipment used to effect a rescue, the Rescue Tube and Rescue Board.
Pathways outlined here will show the progression for those that have come through our Nipper programme and those that are new to surf.