Wollongong council’s call-out for new lifeguard recruits

On patrol: Council lifeguards Tim Jennett and Mark Norris at North Wollongong, where the council will hold sessions for new recruits next week. Picture: Robert Peet.
On patrol: Council lifeguards Tim Jennett and Mark Norris at North Wollongong, where the council will hold sessions for new recruits next week. Picture: Robert Peet.

If you fancy getting paid to work at one of Wollongong’s 17 patrolled beaches this summer, Wollongong council is in the process of recruiting a new crew of lifeguards.

Next Tuesday, the council will hold two information sessions to advise prospective candidates on how to become a lifeguard for the 2018/19 summer season.

The sessions will include the different qualifications needed to apply, and the chance to speak to lifeguards about their experience.

Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said lifeguards played an essential role in keeping all beachgoers and tourists safe. They patrol six days a week, and on Sundays there are volunteer lifesavers from Surf Lifesaving Australia.

All beaches in Wollongong are patrolled from the start of the September school holidays until the end of the April school holidays.

The lifeguard recruitment information sessions will be held on June 19, from 11am-2pm and 3.30-5pm,in the Whale Room at the Continental Pool.

Applications are expected to open in early July.