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Exclusive new course for lifeguards wanting to work in open water.

The new and unique Open Water Lifeguard ‘bolt-on’ module is the first of its kind and allows all pool lifeguards who hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) to develop their skills and knowledge to lifeguard open water.

Open water swimming is the fastest growing sport world wide and due to increasing popularity, there is a risk that lifeguards without all of the skills they need maybe asked to lifeguard open water. This ‘bolt-on’ module will bridge the gap and equips lifeguards with both the knowledge and experience to keep people safe in open water.

We are the leading experts in pool lifeguarding and want to replicate this in open water with Open Water Lifeguard. We want open water swimmers to be able to swim in the knowledge the lifeguards are highly trained but also want lifeguards trained in our qualification to make it possible for more open water swimming sites to be available to the public.

Areas of application

Open Water Lifeguards can support a host of events and locations including:

  • Open Water Swim Competitions
  • Triathlons
  • Public inland bathing sites
  • Adventure Races

We will be holding a course at The Sea Life Centre at Balloch on the 14th July.

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