The Lifeguard Trials
£49.50 per pupil
Minimum class size 10
Key Stages 1 to 4

The Lifeguard Trials was born out of request from the RAF looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in watersports skills and beach safety activities that are rewarding and motivating. Since it’s subsequent success and popularity we’re now excited to open up the Lifeguard Trials beach activities to the general public.

With an irresistible balance of action packed, adrenaline-filled beach activities and invaluable life skills, the Lifeguard Trials ticks all the boxes. It makes an ideal activity for individuals, small groups, family outings, birthday celebrations, stag & hen parties, and corporate events.

How does the Lifeguard Trials work?

The Lifeguard Trials beach activities are neatly divided into two fun sessions with a break for lunch.

The morning session

On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre our team of friendly lifeguard qualified instructors will lead you down to Fistral beach where you’ll learn to perform some fundamental lifesaving skills that are part of the Internationally recognised beach lifeguard training course (SLSGB).

By the end of the session you’ll have practiced:

  • a board rescue
  • a tube rescue
  • rescuing an unconscious casualty
  • casualty lifts and carries
  • dealing with a 1st response casualty
  • identifying rip currents & tackling waves
  • basic first aid skills

Break for lunch

There’s a great selection of modern and traditional eateries just a 5 minute walk from the NAC

The afternoon session

Depending on the tide, your preference of adrenaline levels and your area of interest, we’ll find the perfect coasteer for you. We have the North Coast Challenge and Jet Coasteer for the thrill seekers, the Heritage Coasteeer for the cultured adrenaline junkies, and the Eco Coasteer for the extreme environmentalist, to name but a few. Coasteering is one of those unforgettable beach activities. Imagine clambering through old smugglers’ caves, climbing rocks & traversing cliffs, watching incredible marine life in their natural habitat, negotiating natural rapids and whirlpools, before attempting heart busting sea cliff jumps.

During the your coasteer we’ll also stage a rescue scenario so as to give an opportunity to practice what you learn in the morning’s session. With the SUP moored just off the coast, you and your team will then devise a rescue & evacuation plan for our casualty. There’s no end to the twists and turns on this awesome beach activity.

Service excellence

Our experienced instructors will be there for your safety, encouragement, and as a fountain of knowledge during the lifesaving, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding, and for the marine life you encounter along the way. They enjoy being in the water as much as anyone, and you’ll definitely feel this energy and passion as they go the extra mile to give you a truly memorable experience.

Such enthusiasm doesn’t go unrewarded and we’re proud to have a 100% review rating on Tripadvisor for all of our beach activities. We are also two time winners of the Cornish Tourism awards, two time silver winners of the South West Tourism Awards, and the only provider of The Lifeguard Trials.

Call our friendly bookings team today to book your Lifeguard Trials activity. On booking, you’ll also receive 10% off our other outdoor beach activities.

We look forward to taking the plunge with you soon!

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