Based at either Ogmore, Southerndown, Llantwit or Barry Island beaches, our six patrolling lifeguards returned to Wales a few weeks earlier than other students to support the RNLI at their busiest time and at the end of a long season.
Over two weeks our guards put in over 330 hours of patrols and the feedback from the RNLI has been outstanding, with our students being invited back for additional patrols and taken to more demanding locations to work, based on their strength and competence.
Not only do these students have to get up early each day, making their own way in some cases to the beaches, they also have to achieve and maintain a high level of fitness and swimming activity which is re-tested every time they return to service. This, combined with their induction during the Spring Forward Programme, enables them to work the beaches alongside the RNLI professionals! We are extremely proud of them.
Lifeguard Team (Left to right): Munir, Sindre, Matteo,Theo, Maddy & Sebastian