Celtic Leisure run Royal Life Saving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications (NPLQ) at our pools.

To qualify you will need to:

  • Be 16 years of age prior to assessment
  • Jump / dive into the deep end
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim continuously 100 metres on front and 100m continuously on back
  • Dive to the deepest part of the pool and retrieve a manikin
  • In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder / steps where the pool design permits
  • It is essential that you are capable of passing the swimming ability and confidence test, you will need the skills tested to undertake the tasks during training.
  • If you fail to pass you will not be able to carry on and your fee payment will not be refunded.


NPLQ Application Form & Course Information

NPLQ Courses

Pontardawe Swimming Pool

Dates: Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June (09:00-17:00)

Assessment: Saturday 4th June (09:00-14:00)

Cost: £200

Neath Leisure Centre

Dates: Monday 11th – Friday 15th July 2022 from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Cost: £200

For more information relating to the course please email nplqcourses@celticleisure.org