Guidelines on Ages for WS classes

Following Irish Water Safety guidelines, candidates have to be the recommended age on the first day of any course they take.

BLS stands for Basic Life Support, the first aid and resuscitation aspects of classes

  • Safety 4 & BLS 1:        No age requirement

 

  • Rescue 1 & BLS 2:       12 years old & must have a valid Safety 4 cert.
  • Rescue 2 & BLS 2:       13 years old & must have a valid Rescue 1 cert.
  • Rescue 3 & BLS 3:       14 years old & must have a valid Rescue 2 cert.
  • Rescue 4 & BLS 3:       15 years old & must have a valid Rescue 3 cert.

 

  • Beach and Pool Lifeguard:  16 years old and have at least Rescue 2

Beach & Pool LG cert are valid for two years. They must be revalidated at an Irish Water Safety registered revalidation course.

 

 

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