Professional lifeguards throughout the world have a rich tradition of exchanging lifesaving techniques, equipment, training methods and ideas. The CSLSA is proud to be a leader in this area by encouraging and promoting lifeguard exchanges within the CSLSA region and with New Zealand.
Inter-Agency CSLSA lifeguard exchange programs
Any professional lifeguard interested in visiting and observing the operation of a CSLSA Southern California or Hawaii Lifeguard Agency should be self-motivated and able to initiate, organize and schedule an exchange. He or she should also consider the following guidelines:
CSLSA and Auckland, New Zealand exchange program
This exchange program started in 1969 and has a rich tradition of exchanging professional and volunteer lifesaving techniques and equipment. Each year two visiting lifeguards from New Zealand visit Southern California beaches in July for six weeks. Similarly, two lifeguards from California visit the coastline of New Zealand during January for six weeks. The application is contained within the Annual Notice (below).