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Rookie Guard Award - Minimum age 12

- The final stage of Jr Surf and the first steps towards becoming a fully qualified lifeguard.

Surf Life Guard Award - Minimum age 14

- Covers the fundamentals of lifeguarding including rescue techniques, first aid and victim identification.

I.R.B Crewmans Award - Minimum age 14

- Covers the techniques required to successfully perform a rescue as a crewman in an I.R.B

I.R.B Drivers Award - Minimum age 16

Crewmans Award and min 6 months lifeguard experience

- I.R.B Driving and engine/hull maintenance 


Sumner also provides oppurtunities for further training in the form of regional and national courses including: Patrol Captains Award, Senior Lifeguard Award and Advanced Lifeguard Award. Contact us for more details or check out the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand education page.