RLSS Open Water Lifeguard Course, May 28th - 30th May 2021 , The Lake Kilrea


Covid restrictions will apply 

If covid restrictions don't allow practical / Face to face parts of to take place the course will start with remote theory online then new dates will be set to complete the practical and assessment parts of the course. 

Friday 28th May  10:00 -16:00 

Saturday 29th May  10:00-17:00

Sunday 30th May  10:00-17:00  Assessment Included 

The Open Water Lifeguard Qualification, delivered over three days, is valid for two years and is independently assessed. The candidate manual and trainer resources help the Open Water Lifeguard Trainer Assessor deliver through the three sections:

Section 1 - The Open Water Lifeguard, environment, hazards and supervision.
Section 2 - Responding to an emergency and taking action.
Section 3 - CPR and First Aid.
New candidates: 18hrs + Assessment
Renewal candidates: 10hrs + Assessment


  • Must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment
  • Be able to meet the following criteria:
    • Confident in open water
    • Able to swim at least 400 metres in a pool/open water swimming continuously on their front and showing urgency
    • Able to submerge under the water confidently
  • Must complete minimum guided learning hours
  • Successfully complete the course assessment

location : The Lake Kilrea