National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Sandford Parks Lido is an IQL Approved Training Centre for lifeguard training including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) which all pool staff must undertake to work at the facility. Throughout the season the lido hosts a number of NPLQ training courses. These are typically a week of training with an assessment at the end. Details of what the course entails can be found at the Royal Lifesaving Society website

Course Pre-requisites:

    • Jump / dive into deep water
    • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
    • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
    • Tread water for 30 seconds
    • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
    • Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits

2022 Courses

  • Monday 11th April - Friday 15th April
  • Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July

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