Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in our lifeguard resources and lifesaving courses.  We received numerous questions over the years and have compiled and categorized them for your viewing convenience.  Do check out the relevant category for the most frequently asked questions you might have.  You can contact us should you have further questions.

1: Lifeguard Courses (12)

Is there any certification at the end of each course?

Yes, Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS) issues the certification after passing of each course exam.

How recognized are the course certification?

SLSS is the only organisation that can issue all lifesaving certification, including the SLSS Bronze Medallion (BM) certification which is a pre-requisite to work as a Lifeguard in Singapore.

What is the minimum swimming skill required to join lifesaving course?

Anyone who is a good swimmer (able to swim Free-Style and Breast-Stroke for 200 Meters) or possesses National Survival Swimming Award (NASSA) Silver award, SwimSafer Silver or higher are eligible to join the course.

What are the courses to enrol and estimated total cost needed to become a certified lifeguard?

Lifesaving 123 ($360) + Bronze Medallion ($550) + Standard Adult First Aid + AED ($200) = $1,100.  Please contact us for other advanced courses fee.

What is the recommended age to learn lifesaving courses?

Recommended age to enrol in lifesaving 123 course is 11 years old and above.

But you need to be 14-years old in order to take Bronze Medallion (BM) exam.

What is the size of a typical group class?

The size of a group class ranges from minimum of 4 to maximum of 10 trainees.

What happen if my class falls on a rainy day?

Lesson shall continue in bad weather conditions (raining and thunderstorm).  Land-based training and theory lesson can still be conducted indoors.   

What qualifications do your instructors hold?

Our instructors have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience, with a Lifesaving Instructor and/or Teacher certification, CPR/SNR, First Aid, background checked and a flair for interacting with adult and children.

Where do you conduct your lessons?

We conduct lifesaving courses in various public swimming pools.

Please contact us for any special arrangement, if you need us to go to your residential pool to conduct the course with a minimum of 4 trainees.

If I’m unable to attend a lesson, will I have a make-up session?

Yes, but provided there is another alternate slot for the course you enrol in.

What do I need to bring for my lessons?

You are required to bring personal items like goggles and swim attire. Your instructor will advise you further as the course progresses.

I’m interested to register for lifesaving lessons. How do I enrol?

You can select and sign up lessons on the Lifesaving Course Schedule page.   If the lesson is not available, kindly fill in the form on Lifesaving Courses page and we will advise you the schedule once available.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9111-2019

3: Hiring Lifeguard (4)

Where or who should I find if I am looking for a lifeguard to work in my organization?

An employment agency?

Recruitment drive?

Advertisement through Internet or newspaper?

Lifesaving instructor who trained lifesaving course?

From your currently-employed lifeguard to refer his friend to join?

Look no further, Lifeguard Singapore will only provide a certified Part-time or Full time Lifeguard to match your organization employment needs.

What is the definition of “Certified Lifeguard”?

“Certified Lifeguard” means all lifeguard before deployment should have obtained and been trained as follow:

  • Obtained SLSS Bronze Medallion Award.
  • Obtained Standard Adult First Aid + AED course with nationally certified certifications endorsed by the Ministry of Manpower and the National Resuscitation Council.
  • Successful achieved the Lifeguard Induction Programme

What make Lifeguard Singapore different from other service provider?

Lifeguard SG will provide service, training and development to all their Lifeguards to ensure they are trained to become a certified Lifeguard before they are deployed to your organisation.  Certified Lifeguards are equipped to provide good customer service, surveillance, rescue, risk-management and preventative skills required in your swimming pool.

I’m interested to hire a lifeguard. How do I start?

You can fill in the form on the Contact Us page.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9111-2019

2: Lifeguard Career (5)

What is the total cost and duration of the course before I can become a certified lifeguard?

Total estimated training duration: 1 month (Programme outline to be advised)

Cost Element are based on 10 Trainees in a course Number of Training Hours Amount (SGD)
Delivery of training, use of lifesaving equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for SLSS Lifesaving 1, 2, 3 awards 21 360
Delivery of training, use of lifesaving equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for SLSS Bronze Medallion award + SLSS CPR 20 550
Delivery of training, use of first aid equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for Occupational First Aid + AED course 24 200

How much does a part-time lifeguard earn per hour?

Different organizations and clubs pay different rates. The average rate ranges from $8 to $12 per hour.

Is there a local demand for lifeguard?

YES.  In fact, Singapore Sports Council (SSC), the nation’s largest employer of lifeguards has issued calls for more people to join the profession.  Singapore is facing a supply shortage of lifeguards to cope with the rising number of water-facilities.  The number of drowning accidents has put pressures on water-facility owners on a quest to recruit more lifeguards at their premises.

Why must I join Lifeguard Singapore to become a Part-time or Full time Lifeguard?

Lifeguard.Sg will provide service, training and development to transform you into a certified Lifeguard.

We will not deduct your monthly or hourly pay.  The referral charge shall be borne by your employer or hiring organization. Thus, you will not be short-change on your payroll.

I’m interested to register as a lifeguard. How do I join?

You can sign up on the Register As Lifeguard page.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9004-2871 or email us at info@lifeguard.sg.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in our lifeguard resources and lifesaving courses.  We received numerous questions over the years and have compiled and categorized them for your viewing convenience.  Do check out the relevant category for the most frequently asked questions you might have.  You can contact us should you have further questions.

1: Lifeguard Courses (12)

Is there any certification at the end of each course?

Yes, Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS) issues the certification after passing of each course exam.

How recognized are the course certification?

SLSS is the only organisation that can issue all lifesaving certification, including the SLSS Bronze Medallion (BM) certification which is a pre-requisite to work as a Lifeguard in Singapore.

What is the minimum swimming skill required to join lifesaving course?

Anyone who is a good swimmer (able to swim Free-Style and Breast-Stroke for 200 Meters) or possesses National Survival Swimming Award (NASSA) Silver award, SwimSafer Silver or higher are eligible to join the course.

What are the courses to enrol and estimated total cost needed to become a certified lifeguard?

Lifesaving 123 ($360) + Bronze Medallion ($550) + Standard Adult First Aid + AED ($200) = $1,100.  Please contact us for other advanced courses fee.

What is the recommended age to learn lifesaving courses?

Recommended age to enrol in lifesaving 123 course is 11 years old and above.

But you need to be 14-years old in order to take Bronze Medallion (BM) exam.

What is the size of a typical group class?

The size of a group class ranges from minimum of 4 to maximum of 10 trainees.

What happen if my class falls on a rainy day?

Lesson shall continue in bad weather conditions (raining and thunderstorm).  Land-based training and theory lesson can still be conducted indoors.   

What qualifications do your instructors hold?

Our instructors have a minimum of 2 years teaching experience, with a Lifesaving Instructor and/or Teacher certification, CPR/SNR, First Aid, background checked and a flair for interacting with adult and children.

Where do you conduct your lessons?

We conduct lifesaving courses in various public swimming pools.

Please contact us for any special arrangement, if you need us to go to your residential pool to conduct the course with a minimum of 4 trainees.

If I’m unable to attend a lesson, will I have a make-up session?

Yes, but provided there is another alternate slot for the course you enrol in.

What do I need to bring for my lessons?

You are required to bring personal items like goggles and swim attire. Your instructor will advise you further as the course progresses.

I’m interested to register for lifesaving lessons. How do I enrol?

You can select and sign up lessons on the Lifesaving Course Schedule page.   If the lesson is not available, kindly fill in the form on Lifesaving Courses page and we will advise you the schedule once available.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9111-2019

3: Hiring Lifeguard (4)

Where or who should I find if I am looking for a lifeguard to work in my organization?

An employment agency?

Recruitment drive?

Advertisement through Internet or newspaper?

Lifesaving instructor who trained lifesaving course?

From your currently-employed lifeguard to refer his friend to join?

Look no further, Lifeguard Singapore will only provide a certified Part-time or Full time Lifeguard to match your organization employment needs.

What is the definition of “Certified Lifeguard”?

“Certified Lifeguard” means all lifeguard before deployment should have obtained and been trained as follow:

  • Obtained SLSS Bronze Medallion Award.
  • Obtained Standard Adult First Aid + AED course with nationally certified certifications endorsed by the Ministry of Manpower and the National Resuscitation Council.
  • Successful achieved the Lifeguard Induction Programme

What make Lifeguard Singapore different from other service provider?

Lifeguard SG will provide service, training and development to all their Lifeguards to ensure they are trained to become a certified Lifeguard before they are deployed to your organisation.  Certified Lifeguards are equipped to provide good customer service, surveillance, rescue, risk-management and preventative skills required in your swimming pool.

I’m interested to hire a lifeguard. How do I start?

You can fill in the form on the Contact Us page.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9111-2019

2: Lifeguard Career (5)

What is the total cost and duration of the course before I can become a certified lifeguard?

Total estimated training duration: 1 month (Programme outline to be advised)

Cost Element are based on 10 Trainees in a course Number of Training Hours Amount (SGD)
Delivery of training, use of lifesaving equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for SLSS Lifesaving 1, 2, 3 awards 21 360
Delivery of training, use of lifesaving equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for SLSS Bronze Medallion award + SLSS CPR 20 550
Delivery of training, use of first aid equipment and reading material, booking and examination fees for Occupational First Aid + AED course 24 200

How much does a part-time lifeguard earn per hour?

Different organizations and clubs pay different rates. The average rate ranges from $8 to $12 per hour.

Is there a local demand for lifeguard?

YES.  In fact, Singapore Sports Council (SSC), the nation’s largest employer of lifeguards has issued calls for more people to join the profession.  Singapore is facing a supply shortage of lifeguards to cope with the rising number of water-facilities.  The number of drowning accidents has put pressures on water-facility owners on a quest to recruit more lifeguards at their premises.

Why must I join Lifeguard Singapore to become a Part-time or Full time Lifeguard?

Lifeguard.Sg will provide service, training and development to transform you into a certified Lifeguard.

We will not deduct your monthly or hourly pay.  The referral charge shall be borne by your employer or hiring organization. Thus, you will not be short-change on your payroll.

I’m interested to register as a lifeguard. How do I join?

You can sign up on the Register As Lifeguard page.  Alternatively you may call us @ +65 9004-2871 or email us at info@lifeguard.sg.

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