Become an Open Water Lifeguard

Thanks to celebrities such as David Walliams, open water swimming has had a major surge with streams of people plunging into inland waters across the UK.

In order to keep our nation of open water swimmers safe, RLSS UK has launched a brand new bolt-on module to our National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

Do you want to become an Open Water Lifeguard?

For RLSS UK NPLQ qualified lifeguards, the course is a six-hour module award that will build on existing skills and knowledge and prepare them for the open water environment. Lifeguards will be assessed on their confidence and ability in open water and by the end of the course, will be able to supervise and provide rescue during controlled activities, such as triathlons and adventure races in non-tidal waters.


Book your place now via our course finder or call 0300 3230 096.

 Any questions? Contact [email protected].

 If you are not a lifeguard but would like to be, click here.