RLSS Open Water Lifeguard Qualification
RLSS Open-Water Lifeguard Qualification (OWL) is a four-day course, designed to provide candidates with the skills to supervise and provide rescue cover for planned, organised and risk-assessed activities in open-water (still, non-tidal).
CANDIDATE AGE REQUIREMENT: 16+
COURSE DURATION: 4 DAYS
QUALIFICATION VALIDITY: 2 YEARS
LOCATION: Ocean Walker Academy – Lincolnshire
As a proud ambassador for RLSS, Adam Walker is looking forward to welcoming you to his brand new purpose built facility 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
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.
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 get qualified in OWL course, candidates must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment, show 100% attendance and complete all assessments.
This is a group session and we will follow government guidelines with regards to safe practice during the 2 days we spend together (Days 1 and 2 being remote learning).
THURS 27TH & FRI 28TH MAY [4PM-7PM]: REMOTE LEARNING (you will be sent access links for the first days training)
TUES 1ST JUNE [8:30AM-5PM]: PRACTICAL LEARNING AT OCEAN WALKER ACADEMY
WED 2ND JUNE [8:30AM-4PM]: PRACTICAL LEARNING AT OCEAN WALKER ACADEMY
Full in-depth agenda will be sent out upon booking.
WHAT TO BRING:
Packed lunch (days 3 and 4)
Swim suit / trunks
Wetsuit - highly recommend due to time of year.
Towel, Goggles etc.
Warm clothing for after the swim sessions.
Teas and coffees will be supplied by the venue of days 3 and 4.
LOCATION: Ocean Walker Academy, Hoop Lane Farm, Hoop Lane, Langton By Wragby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5QB
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.