Real lifeguarding and surf rescue trials
Morning session of lifeguard training
Afternoon coasteer and SUP casualty scenarios
Industry-leading and lifeguard qualified instructors
Our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a request from the RAF looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in watersport skills & safety. It was devised to be practical and motivating and, since its subsequent success, both the Army and Navy have adopted the challenge as part of their Adventure Training Courses. Join the long line of happy customers and see for yourself how we could improve a different side to your troops!
DESIGNED TO MATCH MILITARY VALUES
Painstakingly designed to offer just the right balance of physical challenges, intellectually demanding exercises and transferable operational skills, our Lifeguard Trials tick all the boxes for military training.
Our Adventure Training courses are intended to run hand in hand with the Tri-Services’ high standards and core values of developing leadership, teamwork and stamina. We have also worked hard to incorporate and boost other personal qualities such as awareness, communication and courage that are necessary to enhance operational effectiveness.
HOW DO OUR LIFEGUARD TRIALS WORK?
Our Lifeguard Trials are a full day event, neatly divided into two fun sessions with a break for lunch.
THE MORNING SESSION
On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre HQ, our team of friendly lifeguard-qualified instructors will lead you down to Fistral beach where you’ll learn to perform some fundamental lifesaving skills. The skills you learn are a current part of the internationally recognised beach lifeguard training course (SLSGB), so you will be receiving the same training as today’s operational lifeguards. As part of the course you will also be practicing the following training and techniques:
THE AFTERNOON SESSION
With the theory behind us, it’s time to begin the real action! Depending on the tide and the level of adrenaline troops are seeking, we’ll lead you on one of our many technical and award-winning coasteers. Coasteering can be physically demanding yet it remains a hugely fun and popular extreme sport.
Troops will be given a point-to-point orienteering exercise which they will complete under the watchful eyes of our expert instructors. This is where they’ll learn to climb and traverse efficiently along Newquay’s craggy cliffs.
Exposed to a certain degree of danger, they will also negotiate natural rapids, sluices and whirlpools before attempting heart stopping sea cliff jumps. Having been exposed to such risk in an unfamiliar ocean environment, troops will also have the opportunity to develop their fear management techniques.
SUPER SUP CHALLENGE
If that’s not enough, we’ll also throw in a testing rescue scenario for the troops to resolve. With the SUP anchored 200m off the coast, they will have to devise a rescue and evacuation plan, drawing upon skills delivered during the morning session.
Then, working as a team, they will have to paddle the casualty back to shore on our Super SUP. In doing so, their stamina, endurance and navigation skills will be put to one final demanding test before reaching terra firma.
Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of military adventure training seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and enjoyment. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our military adventure activities in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are experienced in delivering military team building activities in Cornwall with as much fun as is safely possible. We pride ourselves on inclusion and adapt our sessions to suit all ages and abilities. We’re not happy unless you’re happy, so book your military training day today for an experience that everyone will remember!
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers for valuables, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your session. Extend your day of military team building fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s military activity today!
Industry-leading SUP, wilderness and coasteer instructors – all lifeguard qualified
Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, super SUP and paddles provided
Warm-up, safety briefing and kit checks before launch
Correct techniques for lifeguarding rescue and coasteering skills
Range of instruction on rescue techniques, casualty management and first aid
Heated changing rooms
Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
On-site storage and lock boxes for your valuables
Discount card for apres surf food and drink at local cafes and eateries
Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)