Welcome to My RLSS UK, an online area dedicated to providing our qualification holders, members, stakeholders, and supporters with easy access to the latest industry safety guidance, policies, resources, and opportunities. As well as providing specialist information, the area signposts you to relevant services and features within your RLSS UK Account (powered by tahdah). 

Every individual, organisation, club, branch, and group in our community is invaluable to us, and we endeavour to provide solutions and added value wherever possible in the hope that you will become a lifelong ambassador of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). Together we can work towards the Charity's mission to be the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK and Ireland. By sharing our combined expertise and knowledge, with as many people as possible, we can provide everyone with the potential to save lives and enjoy water safely. 

We hope you find the area useful, if you require further support please call 0300 323 0096 or email [email protected]. 

Renewal within the period of validity of your existing OWL is straightforward, requiring the completion of a two-hour renewal assessment. This includes a full assessment of your knowledge and skills by an independent assessor.

Prior to the renewal assessment, you must have completed 10-hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) from the date of your previous assessment.

CPD must cover content from the OWL syllabus:

  • Section 1: The Open Water Lifeguard, environment, hazards and supervision (at least 2 hours)
  • Section 2: Responding to an emergency and taking action (at least 2 hours)
  • Section 3: CPR and First Aid (at least 2 hours)

CPD can be achieved by:

  • Attendance at open water lifeguard ongoing training and competency assessment (strongly recommended)
  • Attendance at alternative training, face-to-face or online, relating to In-open water rescue skills, CPR, First Aid and open water lifeguard theory

Failure to renew within the period of validity of your existing OWL will result in you undertaking the full OWL course and assessment again. This carries an approximate £200 charge and an 18-hour training commitment.

Click here to view OWL Renewal courses

If the 'Results - Map' doesn't show any courses in your area, contact your local leisure centre, swimming pool, or lifesaving club for possible upcoming courses.