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Beach Lifeguard Course Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre is an official RLSS Training centre. We run regular Beach Lifeguard Courses Courses here in Bundoran but we also can come to you and run a lifeguard course in your location.

The National Beach Lifeguard Qualification and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification are awarded by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL),and are nationally and internationally recognised as the essential standards of competence.
Each acts as a passport to employment with swimming pool managers, local authorities, outdoor centres and holiday companies both here in Ireland and throughout the world.

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The following dates are for the next NBLQ courses in DAC in 2015 but more may be added due to demand.
NEW We are also mobile - if you have a number of candidates and can provide suitable conditions we can come to you - contact us on info@donegaladventure centre


We will have regular courses running through out the year - here are just some of the course dates for the next few months

Weekend 1 13th - 15th
Weekend 2 20th - 22nd
March one week intensive
Mon 23rd - Friday 25th
Beach Lifeguard Courses
(Easter week - one week intensive)
Monday - Friday 9-5

May 2 weekends
dates TBC

June 2 weekends
dates TBC

Prices are as follows and include the option of FREE accomodation:

New candidate 320 euro
New student candidate 300 euro

Renewal 180 euro

The course requires fitness and you should be training aerobically now by running/cycling/swimming. You should have the ability to Swim 400m in 8 minutes and comfortably be able to Run 1000m on entering the course. As much of the course will be held outdoors I would suggest that when we move to the beach you bring the following items with you where possible.

1. Wetsuit, swimgear, swim fins, running gear and a number of towels.

1.2. Warm outdoor clothing including head cover.
2.3. Outdoor footwear, runners, booties or old runners for the sea.
3.4. A complete change of clothing and footwear.
4.5. A bright coloured swim hat preferable Yellow NOT Blue or Black.
5.6. Note pad A4, biros etc.,

The Beach Lifeguard manual will be distributed to you on entering the course and you will be expected to study the book in the evenings after the course. It would also help if you were to brush up on your LIFE SUPPORT.

If you presently hold the National Pool Lifeguard Book Qualification then it is a good idea to refresh your memory on principals of

2.· Duties and the Role of a Lifeguard
3.· Lifesaver v. Lifeguard
4.· First Aid
If you have not covered this material before please do not worry, as it will form part of the course.

All course fees must be paid in full before start of course.
The Beach Lifeguard course requires you to over 16 years of age
For any further information on Beach Lifeguarding
Numbers are limited to 12 persons per course, please phone to book, 07198 42418 Credit cards welcome, or you can mail deposit cheque to
Lifeguard Training Dept
Donegal Adventure Centre
Co. Donegal

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Beach Lifeguard Ireland