The Benefits of Membership

Benefit Individual Membership Club Membership
Knowledge that you’re supporting drowning prevention and that any profits from RLSS UK Membership go directly to funding RLSS UK charitable objectives. Yes Yes
RLSS UK Membership Card, enabling you to show you are a member of the UK’s drowning prevention charity, providing others with confidence that you’re working to recognised best practice standards. Yes Yes
Regular Membership Communications, keeping you fully up to date with information, events and news, including quarterly Lifesavers Magazine, Membership Newsletters and an annual copy of the RLSS Direct Catalogue. Yes Yes
RLSS UK Member Liability cover (£10million limit of indemnity). Individual members – covers stands when acting in own capacity and/or as part of a club activity. Club officers/members/volunteers – cover stands during club activity only*. Yes Yes
Access to expert lifesaving, lifeguarding and water safety advice and guidance. Yes Yes
Individual membership – additional benefits:

  • Online membership services – MyPage and RLSS UK MyApp
  • RLSS UK Member Personal Injury cover
  • Eligibility to participate in RLSS UK national lifesaving competitions
Yes No
Club membership – additional benefits:

  • Increased local support to RLSS UK clubs and local communities, with four regionally based Community Drowning Prevention Coordinators joining the RLSS UK team
  • Directors and Officers Liability cover (protection for club officers) and Employers Liability cover.
No Yes
Telephone Helpline

The following telephone helplines are available to You to use throughout the Period of Insurance.

You can access all helplines by telephoning 0800 519 9969.


  • Identifying and managing stress and stressful situations
  • Crisis counselling
  • Debt emotional support.
  • Addiction emotional support.
  • Support on emotional aspects of living with a long-term injury or disablement.
  • Following death, support and help for the bereaved customer and work related colleagues to cope with the trauma of their loss.
  • Support in dealing with the psychological impact of not being able to continue in employment due to injury.
  • Signpost and details of organisations which provide face-to-face counselling.

Legal advice

  • Advice where injury has been caused by the negligence of a third party.
  • Non-contentious advice on employment issues including redundancy, bullying, harassment, unfair discrimination and retirement.

Personal tax advice

General advice on tax issues of a personal nature (excluding financial planning advice relating to ways of avoiding or reducing personal tax liability). This service is not provided in the Republic of Ireland.

Medical advice

  • General medical information advice which can be given over the telephone.
  • How to access details of the length of hospital waiting lists.
  • Providing details of additional sources of information and societies who specialise in dealing with particular disabilities.
  • Information on facilities available through social services.
  • Advice on how to obtain a second opinion.

Bereavement advice

  • Information on locating wills, obtaining grant of probate or letters of administration or the need to consult a solicitor.
  • Advice on how to register death, the duties of the coroner and information on the documents required by the registrar.
  • Signpost advice to a funeral director and advice on the practical details.
Yes No

*Cover operates whilst the RLSS UK Member is participating in recognised RLSS UK activity anywhere in the World (apart from those countries where travel is not advised, For cover to apply, the RLSS UK Member must be a permanent resident in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland.

RLSS UK Membership Categories & Prices

Individual Membership

2019 2020
Individual Youth (under 18 years old) £13.00 £14.00
Individual Adult (18 years and over) £27.50 £27.50
Instructors (previously called Trainer Assessor Lifesaving) -  For all lifesaving instructors. Instructors must hold current membership in order to train/assess RLSS UK awards and qualifications. £22.00 £24.00
Vocational Trainer Assessors (previously called Trainer Assessor Lifeguarding) - For all lifeguard Trainer Assessors (Pool, Beach, Open Water), First Aid Trainer Assessors and NWSMP instructors. Trainer Assessors must hold current membership in order to train/assess RLSS UK awards and qualifications. £45.50 £48.00
TA Lifeguarding Honorary Member
£18.00 £0.00

Club or Group Membership 

2019 2020
RLSS UK Clubs (previously called Group A) - For voluntary Lifesaving Clubs who deliver RLSS UK awards and activity (e.g. Lifesaving Clubs, Swimming Clubs). £66.00 £68.00
RLSS UK Clubs Plus (previously called Group C) - For voluntary Lifesaving/Lifeguard Clubs who deliver RLSS UK activity PLUS provide water safety cover to the general public and/or other organisations (e.g. providing Lifeguard patrol on beach; providing Lifeguard cover at non-RLSS UK events/sessions).



How to Become a Member 

If you are a looking to join as NEW RLSS UK Individual Adult Member click here

If you are looking to set up a Youth membership click here and visit the RLSS Direct Website.

Or you can join over the phone by calling 0300 3230 096.

Club or Group Membership

Call us on 0300 3230 096 to sign up.

Membership Renewal

If you are already a RLSS UK member and renewing your annual RLSS UK membership, there are two ways that you can renew your membership.

· Log-in to your MyPage account and pay online via the ‘Membership Renewal’ icon
· Phone RLSS UK Membership Services on 0300 3230 096. Please have your RLSS UK Society Number and payment details to hand when you call as we will need these to process your renewal.