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).
2020 COVID-19 UPDATE ON FUTURE EXCHANGES:
Attention all CSLSA members, we regret to inform you that the 2020-21 CSLSA/SLSNR Exchange has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. We hope to be able to accept and send delegates next year, but please continue to check back for future updates.
Additionally, if we are able to receive delegates from SLSNR in the Summer 2021, we will be reaching out to all previously interested beaches to see who can and is willing to host again.
2019/2020 Exchange Delegates
Sierra Page, Huntington Beach
Wyatt Muller, Newport Beach