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Coast Lifeguard Training

Every summer in Greece, we welcome over 34 million tourists, along with Greeks who travel to all summer destinations. The protection of our sea shores, which extend to almost 13,780 km, but also of the bathers in them, are undertaken by certified Coast Lifeguards!

The Hellenic Lifeguard Academy is the largest Academy of Lifeguard Training in Greece, which produces the most well-trained Coast Lifeguards, through a methodical & demanding training program! Learn more today about Coast Lifeguard Training and choose the top Academy in Greece for your training!

Over 20 Years of Experience!
Certified Coast Lifeguard Degree!
Continuous Job Openings!
Coast Lifeguard Training

Coast Lifeguard Training

Every summer in Greece, we welcome over 34 million tourists, along with Greeks who travel to all summer destinations. The protection of our sea shores, which extend to almost 13,780 km, but also of the bathers in them, are undertaken by certified Coast Lifeguards!

The Hellenic Lifeguard Academy is the largest Academy of Lifeguard Training in Greece, which produces the most well-trained Coast Lifeguards, through a methodical & demanding training program! Learn more today about Coast Lifeguard Training and choose the top Academy in Greece for your training!

Over 20 Years of Experience!
Certified Coast Lifeguard Degree!
Continuous Job Openings!
Coast Lifeguard Training

What do i need to become a Coast Lifeguard;

Anyone can become a Coast Lifeguard, as long as they meet the following basic conditions for participation in the training:

Qualification Criteria

Basic Knowledge of Swimming

Age Limitations

From 18 years old up to 60 years old.

Degree Recognition

From the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime and the Hellenic Coast Guard.

Training

– DURATION: Two (2) Weeks

– CLASSES BEGIN: Every Saturday

– PRACTICAL COURSES: Conducted in Pools (Municipality of Athens Pools, Gkrava Pools, Kolokynthous Pools, Goudi Pools) and also in shores (Agios Kosmas Beach in Elliniko, Mikro Kavouri Beach)

– THEORETICAL COURSES: Conducted in HLA Headquarters (Mantzagriotaki 72, Davaki Sq., Kallithea, 4th floor) and also with Advanced Distance Learning for many courses!

During the training, all protection measures against Covid-19 are observed as defined by the State and the National Health Board.

Examination

The theoretical examination is done in writing, in the Greek language, in a room that has been predetermined, at certain dates and times, without allowing people who are not related to the exams to enter.

The theoretical examination includes the examination of the candidates in a questionnaire of multiple choice answers. The number of questions is fifty (50).

At edla.hcg.gr/Skill Life Exam Questions, a pool of one thousand (1000) closed type questions has been posted, with three possible answers, of which only one is correct.

The theoretical examination lasts sixty (60) minutes. The candidate who has answered at least forty-seven (47) questions correctly is considered successful in the theoretical examination.

Certificate Validity

Each lifeguard license, until the holder reaches forty five (45) years, is valid for four years and is renewed within the last six months before its expiration, if interested parties submit at their request a renewal petition to any Port Authority in the country.

The right to be employed as a Coast Lifeguard requires the applicant to have a valid working licence and:

a) is aged from eighteen (18) to forty five (45) years and annually renews the certificates / attestations of sub-indent (4) of indent (a) of paragraph 2 as described in the law;

b) is over forty five (45) to sixty (60) years old. After the completion of forty five (45) years until the completion of fifty five (55) years, each lifeguard license is valid for two years, while after the completion of fifty five years until the completion of sixty (60) years, each lifeguard license is of annual duration.

Each lifeguard license is renewed within the last six months before its expiration, if interested parties submit at their request a renewal petition to any Port Authority in the country.

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What do i need to become a Coast Lifeguard;

Anyone can become a Coast Lifeguard, as long as they meet the following basic conditions for participation in the training:

Qualification Criteria

Basic Knowledge of Swimming

Age Limitations

From 18 years old up to 60 years old.

Degree Recognition

From the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime and the Hellenic Coast Guard.

Training

– DURATION: Two (2) Weeks

– CLASSES BEGIN: Every Saturday

– PRACTICAL COURSES: Conducted in Pools (Municipality of Athens Pools, Gkrava Pools, Kolokynthous Pools, Goudi Pools) and also in shores (Agios Kosmas Beach in Elliniko, Mikro Kavouri Beach)

– THEORETICAL COURSES: Conducted in HLA Headquarters (Mantzagriotaki 72, Davaki Sq., Kallithea, 4th floor) and also with Advanced Distance Learning for many courses!

During the training, all protection measures against Covid-19 are observed as defined by the State and the National Health Board.

Examination

The theoretical examination is done in writing, in the Greek language, in a room that has been predetermined, at certain dates and times, without allowing people who are not related to the exams to enter.

The theoretical examination includes the examination of the candidates in a questionnaire of multiple choice answers. The number of questions is fifty (50).

At edla.hcg.gr/Skill Life Exam Questions, a pool of one thousand (1000) closed type questions has been posted, with three possible answers, of which only one is correct.

The theoretical examination lasts sixty (60) minutes. The candidate who has answered at least forty-seven (47) questions correctly is considered successful in the theoretical examination.

Certificate Validity

Each lifeguard license, until the holder reaches forty five (45) years, is valid for four years and is renewed within the last six months before its expiration, if interested parties submit at their request a renewal petition to any Port Authority in the country.

The right to be employed as a Coast Lifeguard requires the applicant to have a valid working licence and:

a) is aged from eighteen (18) to forty five (45) years and annually renews the certificates / attestations of sub-indent (4) of indent (a) of paragraph 2 as described in the law;

b) is over forty five (45) to sixty (60) years old. After the completion of forty five (45) years until the completion of fifty five (55) years, each lifeguard license is valid for two years, while after the completion of fifty five years until the completion of sixty (60) years, each lifeguard license is of annual duration.

Each lifeguard license is renewed within the last six months before its expiration, if interested parties submit at their request a renewal petition to any Port Authority in the country.

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Coast Lifeguard Training

“The entire Learning Course is structured from qualified trainers and is based on the declarations of the Presidential Decree 71/2020.”

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Content of Presidential Decree 71/2020.
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Installation and Lifeguard Supplies
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Use of life-saving equipment and various side equipment.
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Victim Approach Methods.
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Avoidance Handles.
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Ways of towing at hazard.
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Getting rid of clothes in the water.
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Reaction in case of panic of the endangered.
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Bottom research, estimation of currents and winds.
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Dangerous fishes.
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Basic knowledge of meteorology.
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Ways to rescue a victim, especially in the case of a person with a disability.
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Event report writing.
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Examination of the victim (pulse - breathing) etc. Use of a portable defibrillator.
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Drowning physiology.
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Hypothermia, cramps, fainting, swimmer exhaustion, sunburn.
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Use of pharmaceutical material.
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Bleeding wound dressing, use of a bandage.
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Symptoms of sunburn, heat stroke and their treatment.
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Object terminology in English.

Coast Lifeguard Special Training

  • Security measures – post rules
  • Contact Us!
  • Lifeguard team hierarchy
  • Self Rescue
  • Obligations of a Professional Lifeguard
  • Dealing with Incidents in Area of Responsibility
  • Principles of Overlap
  • Lifeguard for Beginners
  • Prevention and Repression
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ΚΑΡΠΑ – AED
  • Survival at Sea
  • Dealing with incidents of coastal installation
  • Floating Positions
  • Use of specialized life-saving equipment
  • Combined Supervision and Replacement
  • Complex and modern forms of rescue
  • Lifeguard team profile
  • Organization and Management of Beaches
  • The lifeguard as a profession
  • Security Systems of Youth Organisations
  • Combined supervision and replacement
  • Drownings, a scourge of modern Greek society
  • Lifeguard schools: role and contribution to society
  • Lifeguards and tourism: Professional Lifeguard
The Largest Job Search Network

Where can i work as lifeguard;

The Hellenic Lifeguard Academy has the largest job search network in Greece.

All graduates of the Hellenic Lifeguard Academy can work on busy beaches – shores of Municipalities & hotels throughout Greece, as required by law.

Those Coast Lifeguards who have a Professional License from the Port Authority, can also work directly as Pool Lifeguards without having attended the relevant training.

The process is simple! Just contact the HLA Secretariat Monday – Friday from 10:00 – 17:00 at +30 210 9575470 to find out anything new about employment!

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