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Lifeguards News Release

As warmer weather returns, the RNLI are offering the opportunity to spend your summer outside saving lives as a lifeguard on the beaches of Bridlington to Withernsea.

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RNLI Lifeguard Training

The RNLI is encouraging those who like the thought of having a beach as their office to get in touch and get involved. The next fitness test is on 10 July at Bridlington swimming pool 8am with training starting 14 July, with the lifeguarding roles covering the period between 23 July until 4 September.

Last year the charity’s lifeguards, who cover over 240 beaches across the UK and Channel Islands, saw more than 20 million people visit a lifeguarded beach – the highest number recorded since the RNLI started its lifeguard patrols in 2001.

Now the RNLI wants to hear from potential lifesavers who can play a vital role this summer by keeping people safe while they enjoy the beaches of Bridlington to Withernsea.

Regional Lifeguard Lead Carl Harris commented on the role: ‘Lifeguarding is a very rewarding role and could be a great career choice for you, or someone you know. You’ll get lots of training opportunities and transferrable skills which can lead to other exciting roles! There are plenty of people who can kickstart their career through lifeguarding’

If you enjoy working in a challenging environment, thrive under pressure and like helping others, this is the job for you.’


Notes to editors

For more information about the RNLI lifeguard course, please contact: Taryne Cullen 07827 307683

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Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.