As well as our popular Swim School sessions, which run throughout the year, the Health & Fitness Club also runs NPLQ courses. The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

The NPLQ is a course for anyone aged 16 and over. In order to be eligible for the course, entrants must be able to: Jump or dive into deep water, swim 50 metres in 1 minute or less, swim 100 metres continuously on your front and then on your back and tread water for 30 seconds.

Our NPLQ life-guarding course is limited to a maximum of 12 places;

NPLQ Lifeguard Course running:

Monday 31st May to Saturday 5th June. 8am to 5.15pm, half day Monday and Saturday.

For further info contact Gaby on or phone 01344 444 244 to register your interest in the next course.

Cost: £230 for members OR £245 for non members