RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

This is a nationally recognised qualification in the leisure industry for swimming pool lifeguards. It provides skills in swimming pool supervision, intervention and rescue, first aid and resuscitation.


  1. Be 16 or over on the date of the assessment.
  2. Jump and dive into deep water.
  3. Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds (demonstrating a recognised stroke).
  4. To swim continuously 100m on front and 100m on back.
  5. In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds.
  6. Surface dive to the floor of the pool (12 foot 6 inches) without hearing or ear problems.
  7. Climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder or steps where the pool design permits.

To guarantee your place, you will need to show us these skills during a short assessment. This will take place from two to four weeks before the start of the course. We recommend that you practice these skills before you are assessed.

Contact us

For more details, please contact Megan Holdsworth:

In person at Bowling Pool.

Phone: 01274 435737 

Email: bradfordaquatics@bradford.gov.uk

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Contact details

Megan Holdsworth
Bowling Pool
Flockton Road

Phone : 01274 435737
Email : bradfordaquatics@bradford.gov.uk