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Lifeguard Courses

2024 Course Dates

  • Citadel Leisure Centre - Monday 8th July-Friday 12th July 2024 - SPACES AVAILABLE
  • Maybole Leisure Club - Monday 5th August - Friday 19th August 2024 - SPACES AVAILABLE
  • Citadel Leisure Centre - Monday 14th October - Friday 18th October 2024 - SPACES AVAILABLE

All courses run from 9am - 5.30pm for 5 days (all days must be attended to gain qualification) - an additional day may be required for assessment.  

Course Pre-requisites

  • Be 16+ years of age on the date of assessment
  • Jump / dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and 100m continuously on back n 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 permit


£260.00 per course 

How to apply

  1. Review the Course Dates above.
  2. Attend a General Swim session at the facility you wish to complete your course at - our Swimming Timetables are available here.  
  3. Speak to Reception on arrival to ensure there is a space in the course you want to attend, prior to completing your Course Pre-requisites (above).  
  4. If you pass the Course Pre-requisites, you will be asked to complete an application form.  (If you are under 18, please ensure you take a parent/carer along with you to sign the form.)  
  5. You must submit the completed application form to Reception and pay for your course prior to leaving the facility - you will only be guaranteed a space in the course once you have done this.  

2025 Course Dates

Future course dates will be available on this page, alternatively, follow us on Facebook for updates - Sport and Leisure South Ayrshire.