Lifeguard Courses at Everybody Sport

Our Summer 2020 courses have been unfortunately been postponed due to the Coronvirus pandemic and facility closures. We will reschedule courses wherever possible when it is appropriate to do so. Refunds have been issued for all summer course bookings.

The RLSS have published information for people who have qualifications about to expire and will soon have some online learning available – please see the latest guidance from the RLSS at RLSS Coronavirus Guidance


The course syllabus is split into three sections:

Section 1
The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision

Section 2
Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan

Section 3
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid and AED

The course will include continual assessment of understanding of the syllabus and practical skills. Candidates must demonstrate competence in all aspects of the syllabus to be put forward to the end of course assessment, taken by an independent assessor. Any candidates who fail to pass all elements of the assessment will have 28 days to retake failed elements. Further fees will be chargeable for any additional support, training and assessments.

This course is a minimum of 39.5 hours plus assessment and attendance at all sessions is compulsory.
Following the assessment, the qualification will remain valid for 2 years. You can then retake the assessment providing that you have attended regular staff training in the workplace during the 2 year period.


Prior to enrolling on a course, the RLSS requires that you meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate that you are fit and healthy
  • Jump or dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in under 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on your front, followed by 100m on your back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided
  • You must be 16 years or over on the day of the assessment (Usually the last day of the course).

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