If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer your time at Lifesaving Sport events, we’ve made it easier than ever with the new online Sport Official (Pool) Course!

Lifesaving Sport, governed by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS), is a dynamic and exciting swimming discipline that combines athleticism, skill, and lifesaving techniques. As the demand for trained officials in this unique sport grows, we are thrilled to introduce this specialised course designed to equip volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to officiate pool-based Lifesaving Sport competitions. 

Why Lifesaving Sport?

Lifesaving Sport is not just about athleticism; it’s about promoting water safety, rescue techniques, and emergency response skills. It’s the only sport with humanitarian origins. By officiating in Lifesaving Sport competitions, you play a crucial role in ensuring fair play and the overall success of each event. Plus, being a part of this community means contributing to a greater cause – spreading awareness about water safety and lifesaving techniques. 

About the Course

Our Sport Official (Pool) course is carefully crafted to provide participants with comprehensive training in officiating pool-based Lifesaving Sport competitions. This course covers everything from understanding the rules and regulations of Lifesaving Sport, to practical officiating techniques. 

The Sport Official (Pool) course is now delivered completely online. The only pre-requisites are that you hold an RLSS UK membership and are aged 16 or over. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll then gain practical experience at competitions before being signed off as fully qualified. 

Get started today

Ready to take your volunteering to the next level? Here's how...

  1. Log into your RLSS UK Account (powered by tahdah)
  2. Check you’re in membership
  3. Navigate to the Awards & Training tab
  4. Click ‘Online Learning.’
  5. You should then see the Opportunity available to you. 

As Lifesaving Sport continues to grow in popularity worldwide, the need for qualified Officials has never been greater. By undertaking the Sport Official (Pool) course you’ll not only learn how to officiate at Lifesaving Sport events, but you’ll also become part of the global Lifesaving Sport Officials community. 

Learn more about Lifesaving Sport