Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard

Lifeguard Training UAE

Intended Audience

Individuals who desire, or are required to be certified in Lifeguarding, Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, and (optional) Emergency Oxygen who will work at venues or attractions with water depth greater than 24″ (0.6m).

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Course Type

Physical Pre-Requisites

  • Swim continuously for 100m non-stop in water over 1.5m
  • Perform a surface dive & recover a 4.5kg weight at 3.0m
  • Tread water for at least 5 minutes

Course Duration

  • 4 Days (including EIAC assessment)

Minimum Age

  • 16 years of age

Certifications Earned

  • StarGuard Lifeguard
  • ASHI Basic Life Support
  • ASHI Basic First Aid
  • ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens
  • ASHI Emergency Oxygen (optional)
  • EIAC Pool Lifeguard


  • 1 year – StarGuard Lifeguard
  • 2 years – EIAC Shallow Water Lifeguard

In order to perform lifeguard duties, candidates must be physically fit, meet all of the pre-requisites, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self-disciplined.
The course requires a minimum of 4 days training and requires 100% attendance. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Flip Chart Exercises
  • Guided Group Discussions and Activities
  • Practical Demonstrations and Training
Topics Covered

The StarGuard ELITE programme incorporates all elements of Prevention Strategy, Surveillance, Response & Rescue, Emergency Care & Workplace Environment. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting patrons and diving to the deepest part of the pool (if applicable)

  • Scanning, Recognition, Proactive Rotation
  • Distressed Swimmer Recognition & Response
  • Choking Adult or Child
  • Choking Infant
  • Sudden Illness
  • Severe Bleeding & Shock
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Suspected Spinal Injury on land
  • Suspected Spinal Injury in water
  • Adult sudden cardiac arrest on land
  • Unresponsive drowning person
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