Pool Lifeguard Courses

WSI – Wexford runs Pool lifeguard courses and revalidation courses each year. The course runs over 1 week with an exam at the end of the course.

The WSI Pool lifeguard Award aims to train candidates to pool awareness and patrolling, pool rescue and Basic Life Support along with awareness of pool water analysis and first aid.

Once successful the candidate will have to revalidate their award every two years.

As Water Safety Ireland is a full member of the International Lifesaving Federation our PLG award allows you to not only work as a lifeguard in Ireland but you the ability to save lives worldwide.


– IWS Rescue 2  and BLS 3 or equivalent.

– Minimum age of 16 years.

– Candidates must have satisfactory attendance.

– Course fee payable before course start date.

Please email us with your information and certificate last attained.

2020 Courses

There will be no lifeguard courses in 2020 due to Covid-19.

If you are interested in partaking in a Pool lifeguarding course please email your interest to wexford@watersafety