Become an Open Water Lifeguard
Open Water Lifeguard Assessor Jim Read is looking forward to welcoming you to the Ocean Walker Academy in Lincolnshire to become a qualified RLSS Open Water Lifeguard.
The Open Water Lifeguard (OWL) Qualification was developed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK to address the role of open water lifeguards and the needs of open water operators. As the open water industry continues to grow, the RLSS UK have endeavoured to respond to change through the ongoing development of this qualification. The OWL qualification can be used to supervise and provide rescue cover for planned, organised and risk assessed activities in still, non-tidal water.
- 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: 18hrs + Assessment
OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION
The RLSS Open-Water Lifeguard Qualification is valid for two years. Candidates should re-qualify before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.
To become qualified in the OWL course, candidates must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment, show 100% attendance and complete all assessments.
IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR YOU?
No prior knowledge required for OWL course. However, candidates must be able to meet the following criteria:
- Be confident in open-water,
- Be able to swim continuously at least 400 metres in a pool or open-water on their front and showing urgency,
- Be able to submerge under the water confidently,
- Be able to dive to a depth of two metres.
FACILITIES AT THE VENUE FOR DAYS 2 & 3 OF THE COURSE:
Car park, toilets and changing facilities.
Open water swimming lake and indoor space for theory.
FOR ACTUAL DATES - PLEASE SEE CALENDAR BELOW
DAY 1: [9:00-17:00]: REMOTE LEARNING (you will be sent access links for the first days training)
DAY 2: [9:00-17:00]: PRACTICAL LEARNING AT OCEAN WALKER ACADEMY
DAY 3: [9:00-17:00]: PRACTICAL LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT AT OCEAN WALKER ACADEMY
WHAT TO BRING
Packed lunch (days 2 and 3).
Notepad and pen. Whistle
Brightly coloured swim cap, swim suit / trunks, rash vest, towel, kit bag etc. Wetsuit if you have one (highly recommended due to time of year).
Warm clothing for after the swim sessions.
Full in-depth agenda along with access link for remote learning will be sent out after booking.
Please ensure you have your own form of transport to get to and from the venue.
If you book and then need to cancel we can offer a full refund (less payment processing fees) with a minimum of 14 days notice or move you to alternative future date.
By booking onto the course you are confirming that you are 16 years or over, can reach the venue on the required dates and you meet the pre-requisites detailed above.