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Become a lifeguard – Pre-requisite test for lifeguard training by the RLSS

Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India) is a comprehensive organization that has something for everyone. RLSS wants all Indians to lead safe lives, be conscious about their safety and learn to help a person in distress on land and in water.

Join hands to work towards preventing accidental deaths amongst our people. There are various ways in which people can volunteer their time. By joining the Indian Lifesaving Movement, you can commit yourself to be part of an activity which helps save lives, build leadership skills, develop better human beings and encourage all Indians to lead a fit life. This is not just any movement, but a way of life.

The possibilities are endless.

About this event: This is a prerequisite test to determine if you are capable enough to take on the task and responsibility of saving a human life. It’s a serious event, so if you are only interested in fooling around, please do not RSVP.

If you get through with the skills test in this event, you can step up and participate in the RLSS lifeguard training program, that we will be setting up which will have qualified and certified trainers coming from the RLSS team to give us training and certify us. More on that soon…

The skill test will comprise 3 parts. To participate, you must meet the following fitness criteria:

  • Tread water
  • Jump or dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously, on both front and back strokes
  • Be able to swim, whilst towing a casualty


The tests are as follows:

  • Continuous swimming, either breast stroke or crawl stroke, for 500 meters in 15 minutes.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 meters using the front crawl or breaststroke; surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 5 kg object, return to the surface; swim 20 meters back to the starting point, while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using ladder or steps, within 2 minutes (this test will depend on logistics and pool compatibility – will be notified as required, but come prepared).

Successful completion of the events listed above will shortlist you for participation in the RLSS lifeguard training program, which requires a minimum of 15 members.

Do note: The organizer's decision is final in all matters relating to the event.


Things to bring:

  1. ID Proof - Driver's license, Voter ID card, etc
  2. Swimming goggles, if required
  3. Drinking water - carry your own water bottles (use of plastic needs to be minimized)
  4. Plastic packets for wet clothes
  5. Towel, Shorts, tracks, floaters, etc.
  6. Extra pair of clothes
  7. Toiletries
  8. Some snacks to munch through the day
  9. Some table salt, in case you get cramps


Location: Sujata Public School at Moinabad

Direction map from Nanal Nagar -

Damages: NIL

Transport: Our own vehicles – we can car pool

Time: Morning 6 to 11 AM max

Lunch: Dutch at some local dhaba / hotel at the venue

Note: We have an official RLSS trainer who will be judging your swimming and if you are found able, will be offered a chance to participate in the RLSS life guard training program which is a 5 days internationally recognised course which covers life saving, swimming techniques, emergency first aid and basic life support techniques. The entire course charge is roughly 3000 INR


Important Instructions:

  • No littering. No pollution of water
  • This is not a luxury trip, but all care has been taken to make your trip comfortable
  • We carry basic first aid and if you need anything, you can ask the Organizer
  • If you feel unwell, bring it to the notice of the Organizer immediately
  • If you do not answer all the questions, you will be moved out of the "Going" list.


Contact: Mel@[masked] / [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good initiative.

    April 29, 2012

  • ajay kumar s.


    April 28, 2012

  • Sha A.

    if any1 going throuh malakpet route plz pick me up, contact no:[masked]

    April 28, 2012

  • Pawan M.

    Its very good activity.. I really wanted to join but i donno swimming at-all.. :(

    April 27, 2012

  • Sanjay B.

    Anyone coming from secunderabad ? need a ride :-/

    April 27, 2012

  • Rohit

    Hey Mel.... If we reach by 9 will that be fine... I'll be coming from jubliee hills side

    April 27, 2012

  • Chinna A.

    @Mel Apologies for not comin to dis event due to some urgent work at office

    April 26, 2012

  • Shivashish

    Hi, Anyone traveling to d place frm Allwyn, Miyapur?

    April 25, 2012

  • Shivashish

    Hi, any updates on Venue details?

    April 24, 2012

  • Soumyojyoti B.

    Mel get us details on the venue for this selection event

    April 23, 2012

  • Jitendra G.

    i guess i will not be eligible for this, i know very less of swimming also this looks tough for me i cant swimm so deep for now.

    April 22, 2012

  • Sheila S.

    Thank u, Mel. I wish I could come, but I am going out of station, so had to change my RSVP.

    April 20, 2012

  • Chinna A.


    April 16, 2012

  • Chinna A.


    April 16, 2012

  • Sheila S.

    please, who will conduct this pre requisite test?

    April 11, 2012

  • zafar ullah s.

    is this training or selection

    March 29, 2012

  • Aroon

    shabbir aisa koi dariya nahi hai bana joh aap ko duba leh :)

    March 28, 2012

  • Shabbir K.

    Mel @ i dont know swimming fully but i can save myself, can i join?

    1 · March 28, 2012

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