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The rookie program is aimed at 13 years old ending their journey of junior surf and moving to a surf lifeguard. Within the program, lifeguards and mentors guide you on the beach to complete tasks and learn to keep our beach safe. In the rookie program, you will learn valuable life skills, swimming confidence, and beach awareness and be part of our awesome Bethells Whanau. 

- 13-year-olds 
- Able to swim 200 meters in 4.5 minutes
- Able to wade water for 1 minute
- Attend weekly training
- Attend weekend patrols (That suit you're schedule)

Bethells is excited to see our new generation coming through to be lifeguards.


For questions or to join our program for this coming season please email 

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