World Renowned Health Club Lifeguard Course

Virgin Active is not only a nationally recognised leading Health Club chain, but they also have clubs around Europe in Spain, Italy and Portugal, as well as outside of Europe in South Africa, Australia and Malaysia. When I was called and asked to run a Lifeguard and First Aid Course for them, it was of course something that was hard to say no to.

I had 7 candidates who were all working at different Virgin Active sites, and some of them had no experience of the leisure industry before. On Monday 16th it was also National Restart a Heart Day, so we had good fun learning CPR and doing tasks and challenges to make people aware of how CPR can help save lives

After a hard day one where they found out what lifeguarding was all about, by day 5 on Friday 20th October, I had 7 candidates ready for an assessment. All Lifeguard courses have to be externally assessed, so there were nerves a plenty. However, after a testing assessment, all candidates successfully passed their course and are now qualified Lifeguards and First Aiders. Massive congratulations to all the candidates and I wish you all the best of luck in your future careers at Virgin Active.

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