Open Water Lifeguard Qualification 2022

We are very proud to be hosting an Open Water Lifeguard Qualification run by the Royal Life Saving Society

This will be held over three days – 22 – 24th April, running from 9.00 am until 5 pm at a cost of £250 per person.

If you are interested in taking part please contact the RLSS here 

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AWARD

The Open Water Lifeguard (OWL) qualification aims to keep the rapidly increasing number of open water swimmers in the UK safe. This is the three-day, full OWL qualification,You will learn all the skills needed to provide supervision and rescue cover for planned, organised and risk-assessed activities in open water (still / non-tidal).

Open Water Lifeguard Qualification

The Open Water Lifeguard qualification 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 is 2 years and is independently assessed. The candidate manual and trainer resources help the 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
New candidates – 20hrs

Pre-requisites

Must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment.

Be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Confident in open water
  • Able to swim at least 400 metres in a pool/ open water swimming continuously on their front and showing urgency,
  • Able to submerge under the water confidently

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimming gear – costume/trunks
  • Towel, shower gel
  • Wet suit
  • Bright swimming hats
  • Goggles
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Water bottle
  • Shorts and T shirt to go in the water
  • Footwear to go in the water
  • Whistle
  • Warm clothing – including hat and gloves
  • Pad, pen

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