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RLSS Life Saving Courses

RLSS Lifeguard

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The RLSS National Pool Lifegauard Qualification (8th Edition) will be held at the Mardyke Arena UCC during 2019.

Course Prices


Public €380  
Members €330  
UCC Students €290  
Renewals €200  


A deposit of €100 is to be paid to confirm a place on the course and it is non-refundable in event of cancellation or non attendance.

6 places are reserved for students. If student places are not filled 2 weeks prior to course commencement they may be offered to members or public.

Upcoming Courses at the Mardyke Arena UCC


  • Course 1: Sept 15th, 29th, Oct 6th, 13th and 20th (none on the 22/9)
  • Course 2: Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and Dec 1st
  • Course 3: Jan 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and Feb 2nd
  • Course 4: Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd, Mar 1st and 8th



Course Information 


NPLQ Course Information and Syllabus

Over the course candidates will learn water rescue skills, the principles of pool lifeguarding, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid at work and their application in the workplace. National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is valid for 2 years.


Candidates must be 16 years of age prior to commencement of course and meet the following basic fitness criteria:

  • Jump/Dive into deep water 
  • Swim 50m in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on front and back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive to the pool floor
  • Climb out unaided without ladder / steps where the pool design permits

Bookings / Enquiries

To book your place please contact Reception on 021 490 4751