We believe that all drownings are preventable and we exist to make sure no one ever drowns.

We are the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education.Read more

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!


Author: James Soley

Become a National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ) Tutor

The National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ) Tutor course will allow you to deliver NPSQ - a two-day course aimed at staff responsible for supervising lifeguards or managing essential health and safety in a swimming pool environment.


Author: James Soley

Loan a Lifeguard

Specialising in both Corporate Business & Private Lifeguard hire. Are you a newly qualified RLSS UK Lifeguard? Click above to find out more.


Author: James Soley

Over 700 people 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

  • IQL UK Lifeguard Triathlon 3 June - 30 September 2019.

    Do your lifeguards have what it takes to be crowned champion of the ultimate lifeguarding competition? Read more

  • FREE Save a Baby's Life Workshops in Worcester

    The Royal Life Saving Society UK's Save a Baby's Life Workshops aim to teach basic emergency skills to anyone who cares for a baby. Read more

  • Internal Quality Assurance, 13 August

    13 August 2019, Worcester | This course is to help ensure learners are treated fairly and consistently and that Trainer Assessors are adhering to IQL guidelines for the course and assessment delivery. Read more

  • A Trio of Long-Term Contracts for RLSS UK

    The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has secured a trio of long-term contracts with multi-site operators to help ensure the highest levels of safety in and around their swimming pools. Read more

  • Everyone Active

    A new agreement is helping to keep swimmers safe and standards high in pools across the country. Read more

  • GBR Lifesaving is pleased to introduce the 2019 GBR Lifesaving Squad

    The aim of the squad is to assemble the best British Lifesaving athletes who will be monitored for progress against agreed targets, can support each other through training and from which the representative GBR teams will be chosen to compete at the 2019 European Lifesaving Championships in Italy. Read more

  • There’s no holding back Helen

    The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and GLL welcome into their ranks Helen Bull, the UK’s first wheelchair-user to qualify as both a swimming teacher and lifeguard. Read more