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.

Mon 25th Feb 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tues 26th Feb 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm
Wed 27th Feb 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm
Thurs 28th Feb 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm
Fri 1st Mar 2019 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sat 5th Mar 2019 TIME TBC (exam)


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)

Please contact Active Living Centre in person or over the phone to confirm a time to attend the pre-requisite swim test.

You will need to make full payment of £230.00 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.