An Isle of Wight lifeguard team is searching for new recruits to join their teams for the 2024 summer season.

Ryde Beach Lifeguards (RBLG) is an independent lifesaving service on the Island that provides a beach safety service in Ryde and Sandown for both town councils during May, July and August.

Todd Miller, beach manager, said: “After a rather wet and windy 2023, we are hoping for a sunny 2024 and looking for some recruits to join our team! 

Isle of Wight County Press:

“Working as a beach lifeguard is an extremely rewarding and important role that comes with a lot of responsibility, as well as being enjoyable. 

“You also gain nationally-recognised qualifications and training, as well as the experience of working alongside our amazing emergency services.”

Do you think you have what it takes to become an Isle of Wight lifeguard?

  • At least 16 years old
  • Able to swim 400m in under eight minutes and confident swimming in the sea
  • Available to work in May, July and August
  • Mature, professional, proactive, hard-working and physically fit

RBLG says training and qualifications will be provided to successful candidates in April 2024. 

For an application form, email