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

Your RLSS UK account

Find out how to log in to your account, view our how-to guides and all the latest FAQs on our new system, tahdah.


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RLSS UK Event Lifeguard Services

Lifeguard recruitment, training and qualifications for both corporate and private events. Click above to request a call


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

  • Summer Water Safety 2020

    Click here to share our summer water safety messages, and help save lives. Read more

  • RLSS UK Annual General Meeting, 10 October 2020

    In June 2020, the RLSS UK Trustees opted to use the Government’s temporary pandemic flexible measures to permit the Society to hold the 2020 AGM on Saturday 10 October at 11am in a virtual hybrid format. Read more

  • Honours, 10 October 2020

    Honours will return to the Worcester Cathedral on the 10 October 2020. Nominations will open in 2020. Read more

  • RLSS UK’S BBC Radio 4 Appeal: Impact Report

    With swimming pools across the UK now open after lockdown, the £2,902 resulting from the generosity of the Radio 4 listeners, can be put straight to work, as the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) continues to work towards nations without drowning. Read more

  • Voting is now open!

    On Thursday 17 September 2020, full information on how to vote online (including candidate details) will be emailed to all members, check you email for the latest information. Read more

  • Special Consideration Application Form

    This form should be completed by learners wishing to apply for special considerations for training or qualification-related purposes Read more

  • RLSS UK and CIMSPA partner to access Sport England grant funding for the leisure sector

    We have partnered with CIMSPA to access grant funding, for essential training. The aim is to support requirements for around 11,000 new and existing employees to be qualified; enabling more swimming pools to open and operate. Read more