Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to take part in this course.

Candidates must be able to swim at least 20 lengths of a 25 metre pool within 20 minutes, be confident and competent in deep water and be able to swim head-up front crawl, inverted breaststroke and sidestroke.

If candidates have any additional needs / medical conditions / disabilities that might affect their ability to undertake this course, these must be disclosed to the course directors.

On completion of this course, successful candidates will receive a Water Safety Ireland National Pool Lifeguard Level 2 qualification. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for this award may instead be allocated the Level 1 award (shallow pool lifeguard) provided they meet those requirements.

Course directors reserve the right to prioritise or refuse admission, as well as to cancel or postpone the course.

Deposits will be refunded if the course is cancelled or, if it is postponed, deposits will be refunded to anyone who the new dates do not suit. Candidates who must withdraw from the course for unforeseen reasons may apply to have their deposits refunded up to 14 days before the beginning of the course. Deposits are otherwise non-refundable.