Aqualandia Is Starting the Training Courses for its New Lifeguards
By Communications Department
- The water park has started the selection process to cover vacancies in its lifeguarding department for the 2018 season.
- In addition to the theoretical module, candidates must also successfully pass very demanding physical tests to ensure their preparedness.
Benidorm, February 28, 2018. Aqualandia is gearing up for what will be one of its best seasons. The park, in addition to continuing its investment in fun and increasing its range of attractions (in 2018 it will add the Cyclone, the largest water attraction in the world in terms of the length of its path) acts as a pioneer in selecting the staff that, year after year, looks after the safety of its visitors on park grounds: the lifeguards.
Beginning tomorrow, hundreds of young people will be hoping to become lifeguarding professionals at the largest water park of Europe. The registration period opened in February and the park already has more than 200 applicants. Those interested had to register at the Training and Tourism Center of Benidorm to be able to get their name on the list of candidates for the courses. In addition to that requirement, each possible candidate had to be of working age and registered as a jobseeker. If these two conditions are verified to be met, the selected applicants for the courses will be called to undertake two physical tests –one related with swimming and another with water rescue– to ensure that they will be able to pass the course successfully.
The final phase of this training will take place in May, just before the park opens on the 26th of that month. The last phase is decisive because it includes the park’s veteran lifeguards and the new recruits. Together, they will make up a team of 90 people that can even exceed 100 during the high season.
Once the water park par excellence has opened its doors, the conditions for lifeguards become even more demanding. Aqualandia receives an average of 10,000 visitors in the summer months; therefore, safety is paramount and considered to be an essential requirement to guarantee fun. The park’s lifeguards undertake training and drills before each day starts and there are even real-time, surprise drills to measure levels of staff attention. The result of all these requirements is a park with an impeccable past that is a leader on the international scale.