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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 2020.

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

We intend to restart pool lifeguard courses in the near future.

Please check on the website for updates.

To register your interest email 

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