We believe that all drownings are preventable and we exist to make sure no one ever drowns.

We are the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education.Read more

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Become a Pool Lifeguard with the RLSS UK's National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) We have trained over 90,000 Lifeguards. Click here to find out more!


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Your RLSS UK account

Find out how to log in to your account, view our how-to guides and all the latest FAQs on our new system, tahdah.


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RLSS UK Event Lifeguard Services

Lifeguard recruitment, training and qualifications for both corporate and private events. Click above to request a call


Author: James Soley

Over 700 people die from drowning

each year on average in the UK and Ireland

One in two people who accidentally drowned

never intended to enter the water

Males are four times as likely

To drown than females

  • Lifesaver - Lifechanger

    Lifesaver - Lifechanger - The Water Safety Toolkit Giving families confidence to be safe in, on and around water Read more

  • Drowning Prevention Week 12-19 June 2020

    The aims to reduce the number of drowning and non-fatal drowning incidences that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe and have fun near water. Read more

  • Summer Water Safety 2020

    Click here to share our summer water safety messages, and help save lives. Read more

  • Fundraising round up May 2020

    Since lockdown and more specifically, the temporary shutdown of the leisure industry, we, like so many other organisations, have been in a period of protection so that we can ride this wave of uncertainty. Read more

  • RLSS UK Guidance during COVID-19

    RLSS UK have worked with experts to create guidance to support Operators, Trainers, Clubs and Training Centres when the government guidance allows venues to open and training to take place. Read more

  • RLSS UK Guidance for operating during COVID-19

    With the help of key partners, we have produced draft guidance that is being review by medical and legal experts. As soon as it is ready, we will publish it on our website and deliver webinars, as a further explanation and to offer a chance for questions. Read more

  • Guidance and Clarity for Open Water Swimmers

    An urgent plea for people to proceed with caution when swimming at unsupervised open water sites has been released by The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) in direct response to the partial lift on lockdown restrictions Read more