You’re never too old to learn how to swim. For the over 16s we offer lessons in either a structured program or as part of a group.
Be Water Confident
This is about gaining the confidence to enter the pool safely. It also covers the ability to move around the pool with confidence and to achieve basic core aquatic skills. These are entries, exits, buoyancy, balance and aquatic breathing.
Be a Swimmer
Once you feel confident you will have the necessary skills to start swimming independently over short distances (5 to 10 metres). You won’t need support or swimming aids
Be a Better Swimmer
By this point you’ll be able to swim up to 400 metres independently. You’ll also have the confidence to try other pool activities, such as Aquacise or lane swimming.
Be a Master Swimmer
This is more about advanced swimming skills to enable you to compete.
Course dates and how to book
Rookie Life Guard
An RLSS junior scheme for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Must be a competent strong swimmer.
NPLQ (With AED)
A recognised professional lifeguarding qualification. Includes defibrillator training.
*Pre-course water assessment test to confirm suitability
NPLQ (Without AED)
A recognised professional lifeguarding qualification. Defibrillator training not included.
*Pre-course water assessment test to confirm suitability.