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





Find A Lifesaving Club

Take a look at our interactive Club Finder to find a lifesaving club near you.

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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).

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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!

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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

  • #DontDrinkandDrown, 6-12 December 2021

    Don’t Drink and Drown is a national campaign that warns drinkers to steer clear of walking by or entering water when under the influence of alcohol. Read more

  • RLSS UK Mentor, 8 December 2021

    Mentors play a key role in supporting new Probationary Trainer Assessors through running their first courses and assessments. If you are passionate about the IQL UK qualifications you deliver, enjoy supporting others and want to take your Trainer Assessor career to the next level, the mentor programme is the next natural step for you. Please note: This course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams  Read more

  • Internal Quality Assurance, 9 December 2021

    The IQA course is to help ensure learners are treated fairly and consistently and, that Trainer Assessors are adhering to the guidelines. Read more