Do RNLI lifeguards get paid?
RNLI lifeguards are paid by the appropriate town or city council, while the RNLI provides their equipment and training.
How much does lifeguard training cost?
Becoming a lifeguard does require an initial investment of time and money. Certification courses cost anywhere from $150 to $500, and take upwards of 30 hours to complete. If you have a specific facility where you would like to work, check with the manager to see what type of lifeguard certification they prefer.
Is being a lifeguard easy?
Lifeguarding is a position of responsibility, which in and of itself makes for valuable life and work experience. It's a portable skill that makes it easy to get a side job pretty much anywhere. You could go stock shelves at the supermarket instead, but I think lifeguarding is way more interesting.