Lifeguarding Courses

To become a Lifeguard at any Leisure Centre, a National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification is essential.

When is the next course?

Our next course starts on Sunday 14 July and finishes on Saturday 20 July – call us on 01453 546441 to book!

To attend the course, you must be at least 16 years of age and be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:

Jump / dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back and then tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
Tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the floor of the pool
Climb out unaided without ladder/steps

What does the course cover?

The Principles of Lifesaving and Swimming Pool Supervision:

The principles of pool lifeguarding
Water rescue skills, including timed swim rescues, conscious and unconscious casualties
CPR skills on adult, child and infant
First Aid, where you will demonstrate knowledge of selected first aid conditions and advising on poolside treatment.
AED (Automated External Defibrillators)

The cost of the course (£290) covers the week’s tuition, course textbook and the exam. If you wish to retake any part of the exam or course, there will be an additional charge.

Feedback from our recent course:

Trainers were interactive and attempted to make the course more enjoyable.  Made things simple and easy to understand.
Trainers are friendly and make the course more enjoyable.

To find out more and book, call us on 01453 546441.

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