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

Find A Lifesaving Club

Take a look at our interactive Club Finder to find a lifesaving club near you.


Author: Kelly Key

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).


Author: James Soley

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!


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

  • Lifesaving Sport Challenge 2021: Registration

    The Lifesaving Sport Challenge, the largest competition of its kind in the UK, sees lifesaving athletes aged 12 and upwards from across the UK and Ireland competing in what is the only sport that has a humanitarian foundation. Read more

  • RLSS UK Annual General Meeting, 6 November 2021

    On Saturday 6 November 2021 RLSS UK will hold their AGM in a virtual hybrid format which will allow virtual access for all members and observers, thereby increasing engagement with the AGM. Read more

  • Swim School Health and Safety Award (SSHSA) 19, 26 November & 3 December 2021

    The Swim School Health and Safety Award (SSHSA) is designed to help swim school owners understand their legal duty with regard to health and safety. Read more