Water safety supervisor (adult surf rescue certification)

Water Safety Supervisors are volunteers who contribute to the success of all of our programs. Water safety supervisors are eligible to participate on the ILSF's volunteer water safety team at national swimming events as well as to volunteer with classes for children and adults.

Water Safety Supervisors are volunteers who contribute to the success of all of our programs both by educating and keeping all participants safe in the water.


Water safety supervisors are eligible to participate on the ILSF's volunteer water safety team at national swimming events as well as to volunteer with classes for children and adults.


To be a water safety supervisor you must:

  • complete the Age Manager course PLUS

  • complete the Water Safety Supervisor course.


A water safety supervisor is responsible for the water safety of the participants in the water.


A water safety supervisor will learn:

  • Signs of drowning.

  • Drowning prevention chain.

  • Board rescue – conscious and unconscious patient.

  • Tube rescue- conscious and unconscious patient.

  • Surf awareness- beach type, rip current identification.

  • Identification of causes of accidents and injuries

  • CPR and first aid.

Prerequisite for participants in this course: swim 150 meters in 6 minutes & 1 minute float.


The Water Safety Supervisor course is for those who are good swimmers and want to supervise in the water, and be on the rescue boards - this is a challenging course of 12 hours in total: 3 hours theory and 9 hours on the beach.


Upon completion of the water safety course, participants will receive a ILSF Water Safety Certificate.


You are fully insured under the insurance policy of ILSF.


**Please Note: All male volunteers over the age of 18 are required to have a Police clearance.