Pool Lifeguard Training

Newport Live delivers a comprehensive lifesaving programme at all three pools within Newport. The culmination of which is the STA NARS Pool Lifeguard Programme. This qualification is designed to equip candidates with rescue, resuscitation and first aid skills; this is an ideal qualification for those wishing to gain employment in the leisure industry.

The next Newport Live Pool Lifeguard Course will be held at Active Living Centre.

The dates and times will be as follows.

Wednesday 2 January 2019: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 3 January 2019: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 4 January 2019: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 5 January 2019: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 6 January 2019: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

It is mandatory that 100% attendance is achieved.

To qualify for the course, you must pass a Pre-Course Swim Assessment. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to complete the following:

  • 100 metres (4 lengths) front crawl
  • 100 metres (4 lengths) back stroke
  • 50 metres (2 lengths) in under 1 minute
  • Retrieve a mannequin from the deepest part of the pool (2 metres)

The prerequisite swim test that will need to be completed before you can attend the course will be held at Active Living Centre on:

Tuesday 18 December 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 27 December 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Please contact Active Living Centre in person or over the phone to confirm a time to attend. 

You will need to make full payment of £221.50 to secure your place on the course. Payment can be made by ringing 01633 656757 or going to reception at any of the Newport Live sites.

Download the qualification specification for more information about the course.