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Frequently Asked Questions​

The National / International Pool Lifeguard qualification is valid for 2 years after which you have 1 year to complete a Revalidation course.

You will need to renew your Pool Lifeguard qualification after 2 years by completing a Revalidation course.

You can renew your Pool Lifeguard qualification by completing our 1-day Revalidation course.

Yes, the Water Safety Ireland National & International Pool Lifeguard qualification is recognised in Ireland and abroad under the International Life Saving (ILS) Federation.

No previous water safety experience is required to take part in this Pool Lifeguard course, but applicants must be strong swimmers, especially in deep water, and 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.

Thank You For Your Feedback

We aim to provide professional, high-quality training.


Aoife Carkery

Course Participant

” My daughter did this course when she turned 16 and it was the best thing she has done so far. She always loved swimming and this course has given her the opportunity to work during the summer. She also made some new friends on the course and it really boosted her confidence. “


Shauna Kelly

Course Participant

” I did this course with my friend because we wanted to go travelling and work abroad. We went to the USA and got jobs working in pools as lifeguards. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to go abroad. “


John Keogh

Course Participant

” I wanted to qualify as a Pool Lifeguard so that I could work at a pool abroad. I really enjoyed the course and meeting the other participants. It was fun and I learned a lot. Thank you. “


Ann Byrne

Course Participant

“ A really well run course and very informative, especially the Basic Life Support! Course tutors were very approachable, professional and organised. ”

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