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Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'

A new lifeguard qualification will "break the industry mould" by offering employers more flexibility in delivering training to its workforce.

Speaking to Leisure Opportunities during the recent Elevate conference, Richard Baker, qualification development manager at the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA), said the qualification is the first to align lifeguard and first aid at work revalidations.

Launched by STA following a long consultation with industry groups, the Level 2 Pool Lifeguard award includes a new 3-year revalidation process – designed to consolidate and simplify the revalidation of lifeguards in the future.

"Holders of the qualification will still need to go through their robust training in-house, but that will be depicted through the HSG179 guidance, so it's down to the employers decide how much training needs to be done," Baker said.

To hear Baker's views on how the new qualification can change how the leisure industry trains up its lifeguards, click here for the full interview.

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Research
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I wanted to create a gym that was good enough for Anthony Joshua – that was the benchmark
People
We noticed this gap in the UK market for a complete workout that invigorates the body while impacting the mind
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Technogym has helped us ensure that every facility has the same selection of equipment. It’s part of the commitment we’ve made to deliver a top quality service for every community
People
Ceilidh dancing is great; it’s full of fun and energy and after a night of it you leave happy, smiling and sweating
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The founders of F45 Training have done an incredible job building a global brand, and with this partnership, we hope to continue to disrupt the fitness industry
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Fitness is cool, but sport is also a significant growth market for the health club industry and it’s important for us to share what we’ve learned through our Olympic contracts
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We’ll soon be starting work on a mega club, called Eden RAW, which will have four boutique offerings under one roof and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020
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I feel stronger in training, daily life tasks are easier and I’ve gained greater confidence that I can take on these challenges
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