Coming from a range of different backgrounds, for most of the teens it will be their first experience of living away from home. Over the course of a month, the lifeguard program will test their physical and mental endurance and develop their life skills.
As well as beach safety, lifesaving and swimming skills, they will be taught bodysurfing, body boarding and board surfing. The teens will be pitted against each other and their American counterparts and face a gruelling course to graduate as cadets - and the consequences should they step out of line. In a very different world to the one they are from, will our eight hopefuls sink or swim?