East Riding Leisure Beverley, 11-12 April


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RLSS Lifeguarding Courses


 Lifeguards are an integral part of the staff at a swimming pool. They keep an eye on everything happening from poolside and are qualified to intervene and even save someone’s life if they are in trouble.

The role is nearly always offered on a part-time basis and this flexibility means it is often taken up by young people at college or university.

For many, lifeguarding provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry – many pool managers began their professional careers as a lifeguard.

So you want to be a lifeguard?

We think there are loads of great reasons why you’d want to become a lifeguard and we guess you must think it’s a pretty good idea too!

Reasons why we think you’d love it…

  • First and foremost you are providing an amazing public service. You will without a doubt make people feel confident, happier and safer just by being on the poolside and you could potentially save a life.

  • Being a lifeguard offers a fantastic foundation to a career in the leisure industry. Many senior managers began their rise to leisure stardom by lifeguarding at their local pools.

  • The opportunity to get fit. Not only will you have to have a basic level of fitness to become a lifeguard but you will be encouraged to stay fit and get fitter.

  • You get to work with a team of young like minded people, so there’s plenty of opportunity to increase your social circle!   

  • If you’re a competitive type there is plenty of opportunity to show off your lifeguarding talents in events like the National Pool Lifeguard Championships (team event) and the Lifeguard Triathlon.

  • Lastly, but still very importantly, you will gain a life skill that will come in handy for the rest of your life.

Pre-requisite and Competency Test for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must be at least 16 years old and must 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  in deep water;

  • tread water for 30 second;

  • surface dive to the floor of the pool;

  • climb out unaided without ladder / steps and  where the pool design permits.

Course information


  • Instructor: Phil Kendra
  • Location: East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Pocklington
  • Course dates: Saturday 28 March 2015
  • Exam: TBC
  • Price: £245.00

If you are interested in the lifeguarding courses based at East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Pocklington, please contact Vanessa Smith on the following email address


  • Instructor: Sarah Holt
  • Location: East Riding Leisure Beverley, Beverley
  • Course dates: Sunday 5th April @ 8.00am - 5.00pm  /  Monday 6th - Thursday 9th @ 7.00 - 4.00pm
  • Exam: Sunday 12 April @ 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Price: £245.00 (prices includes AED qualification)

If you are interested in the lifeguarding courses based at East Riding Leisure Beverley please contact Sarah Holt at the following email address