Got what it takes?

If you’re interested in becoming an RNLI lifeguard, we’ve got all the information you need.

This section provides information on qualifications, fitness levels and other areas of being an RNLI Lifeguard.

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What’s involved?
Being a lifeguard
Being an RNLI lifeguard is a unique and rewarding experience - one that puts you at the frontline of lifesaving.
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Are you fit enough?
Swimming and fitness
When lives are in danger, every second counts. That’s why our lifeguards need to be fit, healthy and strong swimmers.
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Do I qualify?
Being a lifeguard isn’t just about being fit and healthy – find out how to get properly qualified.
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RNLI training in action
RNLI training
RNLI lifeguards need to be qualified to work on our beaches - but the training doesn’t stop there.
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FAQs
Get all the info on becoming an RNLI lifeguard. Read our most frequently asked questions and drop us a line if you have any others.
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Application process

If you've submitted your application and want to know what happens next, take a look at our application process.

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Next steps
What happens next?

Registered your interest in being an RNLI Lifeguard? Find out what happens next.

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