Lifeguard Services

As the pioneer of lifeguarding services throughout the Maltese islands and as an auxiliary to the government, we provide essential back-up to the Department of Health, the Civil Protection Department and the Armed Forces of Malta.

We ensure all our lifeguards hold internationally recognized ILSF Certification in both pool and open water.

In 2012, Malta Red Cross engaged a team of gold medalist lifeguards from the Belgian Red Cross to train our volunteers, with two of our lifeguards receiving further training as Chief Lifeguards and Lifeguard Instructors.

Since then, Malta Red Cross has expanded its team to over 40 qualified lifeguards including:

  • Junior lifeguards
  • Lifeguards
  • Lifeguard supervisors
  • Chief lifeguards qualified in First Aid, AED, Oxygen Administration, Full Body Immobilization and First Person on Scene


During the lifeguard season (June 1 - September 30), Malta Red Cross lifeguards are on duty across all of the Blue Flag beaches in Malta:

  • Mellieha Bay (covering three lifeguard towers)
  • Goldan Bay
  • Ghajn Tuffieha
  • Perched Beach (Bugibba)
  • Qawra Points
  • San Gorg (St. Julians)
  • Fond Ghadir (Sliema)
  • Pretty Bay (B’Bugia)
  • Ta’ Fajtata (M’Scala)a


Our lifeguards will also be on duty at Popeye Village (Anchor Bay) and Westin Dragonara Resort.

In addition, the Malta Red Cross Water Rescue Team and First Response Unit will patrol beaches to provide further support to the Lifeguard Service.

Should you be interested in becoming a lifeguard or would like the services of a lifeguard, please contact us on +356 79 000 112 or send us an email at admin.ops@redcross.org.mt.