The impact of Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)'s work is visible across all four UK nations and in Ireland.

Our work supports the availability of safe places to play and swim, ensuring competent lifeguard provision at indoor and outdoor venues across the UK and Ireland. In addition, our work sees vital water safety education delivered across the UK and Ireland.

In 2023, we awarded 221,428 lifesaving qualifications and awards, which included our industry-leading National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). 

Thanks to support from educators and our community networks, 2.26m+ children were educated in water safety using our free materials and resources.

In our RLSS UK affiliated clubs, more than 6,250 children enhanced their lifesaving skills, building confidence and making friends.

Read our 2023 Impact Report