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Ian Hutchings, RLSS UK President

Ian has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to lifesaving, having started teaching it voluntarily with his local swimming club at just 14. Ian went on to become a qualified lifesaving instructor two years later and continues to deliver these essential skills. Read more

Mark Smith, RLSS UK Deputy President

Mark is believed to have become the youngest Deputy President the society has ever seen when he was elected to the post in 2016. Read more

Mike Owen, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mike has 25 years’ management and board experience and joins RLSS UK with a wealth of additional freelance Board/strategy consultant and interim/change CEO expertise. Read more

Cavell Burchell, Governance Advisor

After graduating in Economics, Cavell went on to complete a PGCE and embarked on a career in education which has lasted more than 35 years. Read more

Team Northern Ireland

RLSS UK would like to receive a confirmation of interest from athletes who would like to be considered for selection to represent Team Northern Ireland in the RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving. Read more

Deborah Hunt, Trustee

Deborah has been a member of RLSS UK for over 43 years and is involved in the society’s community outreach programmes and Lifesaving Sport. Read more

Bryan Finlay, Trustee

Bryan has been involved with RLSS UK since he was 13-years-of-age when he joined his local lifesaving club. He has since become one of the society’s most dedicated volunteers, giving up his spare time to support both its training and charitable initiatives. Read more

FREE Save a Baby's Life Workshops in Worcester

The Royal Life Saving Society UK's Save a Baby's Life Workshops aim to teach basic emergency skills to anyone who cares for a baby. Read more

Emma Davids, Trustee

Based in Yorkshire, Emma has been a leading volunteer at Bingley Life Saving Club for over 10 years and, professionally, is the IT Programme Manager at Leeds Beckett University. Read more

Suzanne Gabb, Trustee

Suzanne Gabb moved to the UK from Vancouver, Canada 5 years ago.  She has been involved with the UK RLSS for the past 2 years and the Commonwealth RLSS for the past 16. Read more

Open Water Swimming - Safety Guide

For many, the transition from pool to open water can be a daunting one, but with some simple safety steps the delights of the great outdoors are closer than you think. Read more

Maggie Bradley, Trustee

Maggie has spent 30 plus years in the financial services sector, latterly working in wealth and asset management roles providing advice to private clients on wealth management. Read more

Latest compliance news

The latest news and blogs from the compliance team at RLSS UK. Read more

Compliance frequently asked questions

The most FAQs asked about compliance. Read more

Contact our compliance team

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National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ)

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

National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ) Testimonials

Testimonials from Candidate about the National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ) Read more

Richard Rickwood, Trustee

Richard also joins RLSS UK as an appointed Trustee and brings with him acumen from a business career spanning over 30 years. Read more

RLSS UK helps ensure safety for Ports of Jersey

As the organisation responsible for the safe operation of Jersey’s harbours, Ports of Jersey engaged the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to conduct a comprehensive piece of work to address a variety of health and safety needs. Read more

RLSS UK provides safety review for maritime extravaganza

Sunderland was the host port for The Tall Ships Races 2018. More than 50 ships travelled from across the world to reach the city and take part in the celebrations. Read more

National Water Safety Management Programme (NWSMP)

The NWSMP is a suite of interlinked training awards, specifically designed to assist those organisations with employees who work in, on or near water, to meet their civil and statutory safety management obligations (especially where employees have supervisory responsibilities). Read more