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!

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Author: James Soley

Rookie Lifeguard

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool and by the sea.

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Author: Tom Laker

Water Smart Award

As the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education, RLSS UK has produced an award that sets out a national standard for water safety.

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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

  • Speeds 2019

    The National Speed Championships, the largest competition of its kind in the UK, sees lifesaving athletes aged 12 and upwards from across the UK and Ireland, competing for national titles. Read more

  • Open Water Festival

    More details about the Open Water Festival will be coming in 2019. Read more

  • IQL UK Technical Conference

    Following on from the success of this year’s event, the IQL UK Technical Conference will return to Hinckley Island on Friday 28 June 2019. Read more