Accept the challenge! Become a certified Lifeguard

If you are comfortable in and around water and want to make a difference to peoples’ lives, join the SSI Lifeguard team. Being a lifeguard is a fun, rewarding job, and as a professional SSI Lifeguard, you can join water safety teams around the world or make lifeguarding your full-time career. Do not stop training! Further your career by becoming an SSI Swim Teacher or SSI Basic Freediving Instructor and reach higher training levels from there. Whatever your passion is, we have an SSI training program that fits your needs! Start building your solid base for a SSI Professional career today.

Get certified as a lifeguard

Our internationally recognized SSI Lifeguard program is the best way to start and become a lifeguard for pools or waterparks. You will learn all you need to confidently supervise, assist and rescue victims in pool and waterpark environments, and earn the SSI Lifeguard certification. Not already 18 years old? No problem! You will be certified as a Water Safety Attendant and get your upgrade as Pool Lifeguard as soon as you turn eighteen. Love lifeguarding? Upgrade your certification with additional training and become an SSI Inland Open Water Lifeguard, an SSI Beach Lifeguard or even a Lifeguard Instructor.

Do you want to save lives and learn exciting new Lifeguard skills including communication, problem solving and teamwork? Become a professional SSI Lifeguard with this internationally recognized program. Start making a difference today!

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Become a Professional

Continue your lifeguard career by becoming a Lifeguard Instructor. Alternatively combine your training with SSI Swim by joining an SSI Swim Teacher Instructor Course to graduate as a Swim Teacher. Becoming an SSI Professional is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway.

Featured Destinations ideal for Lifeguard Training

Check out MyDiveGuide, a unique database of more than 10,000 dive sites, wildlife maps and incredible destinations. Here you will find top places to complete your lifeguard certifications and get inspired for your next adventure! Why not combine learning how to become a lifeguard with a vacation the whole family can enjoy. Start creating the experience of a lifetime today!

Germany is a nation of divers with the Baltic sea, countless alpine lakes with crystal clear waters and indoor diving centers.

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Diving in Hawaii

Every possible type of adventure can be found in ’tropical paradise’ Hawaii including dramatic jagged cliffs, active volcanoes and clear turquoise waters.

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Diving in Turkey

The great diving locations in Turkey lie on its western and southern shores in the Aegean Mediterranean Seas respectively.

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Diving in Italy

Italy is a peninsula in southern Europe, famously shaped like a boot that is surrounded by three parts of Mediterranean - offering various dive sites.

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Diving in the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago composed of over 7,000 islands in three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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Diving in the Maldives

An island nation located off the southwest coast of India in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of 26 different ring-shaped reefs called, atolls.

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Diving in Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country that sits in the Northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea to its north and the Red Sea to its east.

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