National Pool Lifeguard Course

This is a full Pool Lifeguard course for anyone who wishes to gain a qualification as a fully qualified Pool Lifeguard. This qualification is recognised nationally and internationally.

Course Dates

Day 1: Saturday 28th March 2020

Day 2: Sunday 29th March 2020

Weekday Practice in a Pool of Your Choice and Written Course Work

Day 3: Saturday 4th April 2020

Course Requirements

No previous water safety experience is required to take part in this pool lifeguard course, but applicants must be strong swimmers, be able to swim continuously at least 20 lengths of a 25m pool, be able to swim head-up front crawl, sidestroke and inverted breaststroke and surface dive (head-first) to the deepest part of the pool. Applicants must also be 16 or older on the first day of the pool lifeguard course.

Course Content

The Pool Lifeguard course consists of three sections:

Theory – A series of lectures along with worksheets cover the theory behind everything from rescues to pool water testing and observation techniques. There is a strong emphasis here on the practical knowledge that a Pool Lifeguard will need to perform their duties.

BLS – Basic Life Support is taught as a key skill for Pool Lifeguards in dealing with major emergencies. Training manikins are used to allow candidates to get practical experience of giving compressions and rescue breaths.

Water Work – Pool and classroom time are dedicated to working on a set of core rescue techniques, key to any pool lifeguard’s skills. Among the techniques practised are land-based rescues, swimming rescues, escapes from drowning grips, in-water resuscitation and spinal injury management.

Contact us today to book a place on this pool lifeguard course!


Mar 28 2020

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 28 2020


320 euro


Marian College
Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

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Congratulations to all the candidates who successfully completed our latest National Pool Lifeguard course in UCD Sport & Fitness. We wish you all the very best in your lifeguarding careers.


Congratulations to all the Dublin City Council Pool Lifeguards who successfully completed our National Pool Lifeguard Revalidations. We wish you all continued success in your lifeguarding careers.


Congratulations also to the candidates who successfully completed our latest National Pool Lifeguard courses in Marian College, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. We wish you all every success in your lifeguarding careers.

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