RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme, which teaches children up to the age of 12 essential water safety and lifesaving skills, has the potential to play a significant part in generating income for Accredited Training Centres and Providers and retain Learn to Swim numbers.

Support #BeaRookieLifeguard campaign 26–30 August 2019.

  • Increases footfall through your centre
  • Generates up to £500 per course (based on 10 weeks and 12 children on a course)
  • Makes timetable gaps profitable
  • Helps retain learner swimmers by providing a pathway to reach a higher level of swimming ability
  • Trains your next generation of lifeguards
  • Helps build your reputation as a socially responsible company by improving the lives, safety and knowledge of your community

Start Delivering Rookie Lifeguard Courses Now!

RLSS UK provide Rookie Instructor training and online registration, as well as everything needed to get started simply and quickly – in less than a week!

Read our Rookie Getting Started Guide and start scheduling in your Rookie Lifeguard courses.

Katie Towner, Head of Learn to Swim, Swim England

"Throughout the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework, swimmers are learning essential aquatic skills to progress on to any aquatic discipline. Outcomes achieved during Stages 1-7 make sure swimmers have a basic awareness of how to be safe in and around water and give them the knowledge to perform safe self-rescue. Those reaching the point where they’re ready to complete Learn to Swim Stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, can be ready to move on to new disciplines and be considering joining a Swim England sport-specific club or Rookie Lifeguard programme. The Rookie Lifeguard programme is about extending the skills and abilities of young swimmers who would like to do more than swim. The Rookie Lifeguard awards offer parents the comfort of knowing their children are aware of how to avoid dangers and enjoy the water safely. It’s important for Learn to Swim providers to offer a variety of aquatic activities for those wishing to stay active through aquatics, but who don’t wish to enter into a competitive environment. Offering alternatives such as Rookie Lifeguard will help maintain and retain your swimmers for longer."

For more information on Rookie Lifeguard, visit www.rlss.org.uk/rookie-lifeguard, email [email protected] or call our Customer Services team on 0300 323 0096