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

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.


Author: Tom Laker

RLSS Direct Catalogue

When shopping with RLSS Direct, all of your purchases help to support the charity’s seven core ambitions.


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

  • Internal Quality Assurance, 28 February

    28 February 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

  • 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

    The first RLSS UK Open Water Festival at Sywell Country Park. Activities include; Open water Swims a swim/run Aquathlon, Junior Tri Star event and a host of on-site activities. Read more

  • Managing Safety at Inland Waters

    As the UK’s Drowning Prevention Charity, we welcome the release of RoSPA’s report ‘Managing Safety at Inland Waters ’. Read more

  • How technology is enhancing water safety

    We’re delighted to read two stories this week, about how technology is enhancing water safety and being used to prevent drowning... Read more

  • Operation Florian – water safety in action

    Named after the patron saint of firefighters, Operation Florian aims to provide altruistic, humanitarian services to oversees emergency services who do not benefit from the support, reserves, training and experience of other countries. Read more


    The Royal Life Saving Society UK today welcomed the announcement from the Department for Education, to introduce lifesaving skills into schools from 2020. Read more