We are a national charity and the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding training across the UK and Ireland. 

In sharing our expertise and knowledge with as many people as possible, we give everyone the potential to save lives and #enjoywatersafely

We deliver national #watersafety campaigns and our 50+ volunteer branches help us enhance communities so everyone can enjoy being in, on, or near water safely - because every life is worth saving. Our vision is nations without drowning. Read more


RLSS UK Shop stock a range of water safety and drowning prevention products, equipment and resources, all carefully selected and vetted by industry experts for their safety and durability. Every time you purchase from RLSS UK Shop, 100% of the profit goes into helping us educate more people on how to enjoy water safely.


Author: Kelly Key

Key information - Coronavirus (COVID–19) - Updates

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. RLSS UK TAs and Instructors are advised to follow current guidance issued by RLSS UK, the government and the NHS to manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Author: James Soley

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Become a Pool Lifeguard with the RLSS UK's National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) We have trained over 90,000 Lifeguards. Click here to find out more and book onto a course!


Author: James Soley

Over 400 people accidentally die from drowning

each year on average in the UK and Ireland

One in two people who accidentally drowned

never intended to enter the water

Males are four times as likely

To drown than females

  • Virtual Pool Lifesaving League, 14 July - 30 September 2021

    The Virtual Pool Lifesaving League runs from 14 July to 30 September 2021 This is an inter-club league that is run at club level.   This is a new concept for RLSS UK that is designed to help competitors, instructors and officials to return to a form of competition, in a safe way that limits travel and contact. Read more

  • Open Water Festival, 4 September 2021

    The RLSS UK Open Water Festival is taking place this year at Lenches Lake, Evesham. Activities include; Open water Swims and a host of on-site activities. Read more

  • Lifesaving Sport Challenge 2021: Registration

    The Lifesaving Sport Challenge, the largest competition of its kind in the UK, sees lifesaving athletes aged 12 and upwards from across the UK and Ireland competing in what is the only sport that has a humanitarian foundation. Read more