Celtic Leisure are running a train to appoint Royal Life Saving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) for people aged 16+ this Christmas at Pontardawe Swimming Pool.

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.

Terms & conditions

  • An Interview and a Pool Test will be conducted prior to acceptance on the course
  • On successful completion of the NPLQ course casual work will be offered, subject to a DBS check and Health clearance.
  • If 37 hours of Lifeguard shifts for Celtic Leisure are worked prior to 28th February 2022 £100 of the course fee will be returned to you.
  • If hours are not offered due to not being able to perform lifeguard duties the £100 would not be refunded.  This could include but not limited to failure or nonattendance of the ongoing Lifesaving staff training.


NPLQ Application Form & Course Information