Would you like to be a Lifeguard?
Red Cross classes are given every several months to those
that pass the pre-requisites which are as follows:
You must go to the lifeguard tower in front of Camerhogne Park and take a run/swim test. You run from the lifeguard chair to the rock jetty and swim back. You may only use the front crawl and breastroke and the run/swim must be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Lifeguards are always on duty from 6 am – 6 pm every day at the tower and can administer the test.
Once you complete the test in less than 10 minutes you can call Deb Eastwood at 404-5237 to register for the next class.
You must surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 lb diving brick and swim back to the starting point within 1 min and 40 seconds.
You must tread water for 2 minutes
Class is 26 hours long and given over a 5–7-day period.
To be certified you must:
Pass all rescue skill scenarios.
Pass all CPR skill scenarios.
Pass the written exam with a score of 80% or better.
Grenada Lifeguards is an outcome of the “Get Grenada Swimming“
initiative with many of our lifeguards coming from instructors
in our learn-to-swim programs.
We have been providing professional lifeguards
for Grand Anse Beach and Bathway Beach for the Ministry Of Tourism,
and would like to share some pictures with you of our numerous training drills, search and rescue sessions, Life-Saving awards given to those that help save others, and of our Bronze Cross awards for Junior Lifesavers.
We would like to thank some of our partners such as Ocean Spirits who help us with turtle rescues, SGU who donated an AED for those who might suffer from a heart attack, Eco Dive, who always have our backs and have helped us with training and the Grand Anse RGPF who have been there when we needed them.
We would also like to thank
the Ministry of Tourism
for their full support and the opportunity,
they have given us.
We encourage parents to help us keep their children safe by teaching them to swim and by supervising young ones on the beach.