RLSS Open water lifeguard course 10th-12th June 2022 (New candidates)@Moira Lakes


Location :

Moira  Lakes 

32b Old Church Ln, Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0EY

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Friday | 10th June  | 9am -5pm 

Saturday | 11th June | 9am -5pm 

Sunday | 12th June |  10am - 2pm (Assessment day ) 

(Timings can change depending on the assessment) 

OWL Course Prerequisites:

Every candidate attending a OWL course must: 

  • Be 16-years-old or over at the time of assessment
  • Be competent and confident in open water
  • Be able to submerge under the water confidently
  • Before the course candidates must be able to swim at least 400 metres in a pool/ open water swimming continuously on their front and show urgency.

Course Content


The OWL enables candidates with no previous lifeguard experience to become qualified. By attaining this qualification candidates will have been assessed as competent to provide supervision and rescue cover for planned, organised and risk-assessed activities in open water still, non-tidal.

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

The Open Water Lifeguard (OWL) Qualification was developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to address the role of open water lifeguards and the needs of open water operators. As the open water industry continues to grow, the RLSS UK have endeavoured to respond to change through the ongoing development of this qualification. The OWL qualification can be used to supervise and provide rescue cover for planned, organised and risk assessed activities in still, non-tidal water.

New candidates: 18hrs + Assessment
Renewal candidates: 10hrs + Assessment