Our Sessions

The lifeguard unit trains or a regular basis at the Herts Young Mariners Base, Cheshunt EN8 9AJ.

Training sessions run from 7 – 9pm on Monday evenings and are based around the BCU Lifeguard Awards. The unit trains its members in general lifeguarding techniques, first aid and incident management. The unit members are trained to deal with any eventuality that they may have to deal with whilst out on a safety cover.


SESA Award

Every year we run specialist training sessions for SESA (Swim Event Safety Award) during our regular Monday evening sessions at HYMB.

Successful completion of the SESA Training Course gives you the recommended entry qualification to be part of the Swim Safety Teams that provide cover at the growing number of open water swim events and triathlons up and down the country.

It depends what the event sponsors are offering, but £75 to £100 per day is the current typical rate for a SESA trained member of a Swim Safety Team which you could be a member of.

To complete a SESA Training Course you would attend Herts Young Mariners Base on four consecutive Monday evenings, and receive your certificate after the final session. The cost for the entire SESA Course is £40. We expect a large take up so please book early!

Please contact us to find out when you can apply to enrol on our next SESA training course or check the training timetable to find out when the next dates are listed.

Aquatic First Aid Award

During the winter months, we run an Aquatic First Aid level 1 training course on Monday evenings. All the practical and theory takes place in the warmth of a classroom and it is a great introduction to lifeguarding and the fundamentals of First Aid. The key purpose of the award is to:

Please contact us to find out when you can apply to enrol on our next Aquatic First Aid level 1 course or check the training timetable to find out when the next dates are listed.