Lifeguarding News & Development

Thank you to our Volunteer Lifeguards

Last day of patrolling is Sunday 31st March - A massive thank you to all our volunteer lifeguards that have turned up to patrols this season, our patrol captains and the lifeguard committee appreciate your commitment to helping keep our beach goers safe this Summer.  

Save the Date - Lifeguard End of Season get Together Evening, Thursday 2nd May - More info to come via email and the Omanu Lifeguard Facebook page.

Surf First Aid Course Level 1

We will be running a Surf First Aid course Level 1 at Omanu on Friday (evening) 3rd and Saturday 4th May.  Please email your interest to Nikyla at  

Omanu Volunteer Lifeguards' Scholarship Opportunity with Structure & Page Macrae Engineering

We are excited to announce an opportunity for our dedicated Omanu Beach SLSC volunteer lifeguards pursuing higher education or apprenticeships. Thanks to the generous support of Structure Development, and Page Macrae Engineering we are offering 3 individual scholarships this season valued at $2,000, $1,000 and $1,000 to support your academic and career endeavours.  How to Apply: If you are a current Omanu Beach SLSC volunteer lifeguard and are studying at University, Polytech, or completing a trade through an apprenticeship, this scholarship opportunity is for you!

To apply, please submit a letter of application that includes:

  • Details of your study/apprenticeship plans.
  • Your present and past involvement at Omanu Beach SLSC.
  • Email your letter of application to
  • Applications close: 29th March

A huge thank you to Structure Development and Page Macrae Engineering for their generous contribution!

IRB Crewman's Module

We have a IRB Crewman’s module, run by Eastern Region coming up on Saturday the 6th of April at Mount Maunganui. This is a great module as it allows you to open the gateway to IRBs and get into some pretty awesome stuff like racing and event guarding.  Pre requisites are: Refreshed Lifeguard, Current member of a SLS club and must have done your pre-learning otherwise you won't be allowed to complete the exam. If you’re keen to attend please email Flynn Weatherall with your name and number: 

Refreshers & Development

To complete log into:  Email: if you have any questions.

More information can be found on the SLSNZ Eastern Region Facebook page or on the SLSNZ calendar for upcoming courses and development.

Intermediate Lifeguard School – Waihi Beach

  • 19th - 21st April Intermediate Lifeguard School at Waihi Beach SLSC

Intermediate Lifeguard School is designed to provide junior lifeguards with the skills, development, knowledge and further understanding to develop as a lifeguard. The school is a dynamic combination of theory and practical based sessions to enhance the candidate's learning through a variety of situations. Intermediate Lifeguard School is delivered via a two-day camp and is a great opportunity for junior lifeguards to become more confident and capable lifeguards.Please email Nikyla ASAP if you are interested.  Applications for Instructors, Mentors, and Candidates close on Sunday 11th February 2024.

Candidates register here:

Instructors/mentors/helpers register here:  

BOP IRB Crew Module + Crew Exam

  1. Saturday 6th April Mt Maunganui
  2. Sunday 7th April Whakatane