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

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

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

Loan A Lifeguard

The largest network of fully qualified (NPLQ, NVBLQ or OWL) lifeguards for temporary business or private hire in the UK.

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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

  • RLSS UK Safeguarding Training Course, 12 May

    The RLSS UK Safeguarding Training Course is designed to educate individuals involved in RLSS UK activity and affiliated club activity about RLSS UK Safeguarding Procedures. Read more

  • National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ), 7, 8, 14 and 15 June 2021

    The National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ) is a four-day management qualification aimed at any level of manager in the leisure industry. This is a remotely delivered course. Read more

  • Internal Quality Assurance, 10 June 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