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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Drowning Prevention Week 2019

Our annual Drowning Prevention Week Campaign will take place between the 14-24 June 2019.


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Loan a Lifeguard

Specialising in both Corporate Business & Private Lifeguard hire. Are you a newly qualified RLSS UK Lifeguard? Click above to find out more.


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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

  • 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

  • Internal Quality Assurance, 30 May

    30 May 2019, Aylsham | 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

  • IQL UK Lifeguard Triathlon

    Do your lifeguards have what it takes to be crowned champion of the ultimate lifeguarding competition? Read more

  • RLSS UK partners with Neilson Holidays

    Following the success of their partnership last year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is helping the award-winning activity holiday provider, Neilson Holidays, to prepare its hotels for the coming season. Read more

  • RLSS UK partners with 3D Leisure

    The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the UK’s leading water safety charity, has entered into a five-year partnership with specialist leisure facility management company 3D Leisure, to ensure safety in and around the company’s hotel pools. Read more


    Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell landed in Dublin last weekend, as part of his 2019 visit to the UK. Read more

  • Department for Education and Drowning Prevention Week 2019

    We are delighted to announce that the Department for Education will be encouraging primary schools across England to support the RLSS UK Drowning Prevention Week campaign. Read more