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Edinburgh Leisure supports campaign to encourage as many people as possible to become lifeguards

Posted: 28th June 2017

LifeguardEdinburgh Leisure is supporting the Drowning Prevention Charity’s campaign, #BeaLifeguard to find the next generation of everyday heroes.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK’s (RLSS UK) new campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible to get involved with lifeguarding and Edinburgh Leisure is
running pool lifeguard courses throughout the summer as part of this campaign.

Edinburgh Leisure is calling all potential lifeguards in Edinburgh to enrol on one of their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses.

RLSS UK’s NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland with more than 95 per cent of all pool lifeguards qualified through RLSS UK. The RLSS UK NPLQ is also internationally recognised with over 90,000 RLSS UK pool lifeguards worldwide.

Louise Findlay, Swim Development Specialist at Edinburgh Leisure said: “Lifeguards protect people every day and are our everyday heroes. We want as many people as possible to enrol onto our courses to give people the skills to keep our customers safe in our swimming pools.

“Being a lifeguard offers a flexible career option, especially for students who can use their skills to earn extra money at to help fund their time at college or university.”

Martin Symcox, Director of IQL UK, RLSS UK’s trading subsidiary, and Water Safety Management said: “We want to make this summer the summer that people learn a new skill and get involved in lifeguarding.

“We have released a film to encourage as many people as possible to become a pool lifeguards and become an #EveryDayHero. The film highlights the varied nature of a lifeguard role.

“Becoming a pool lifeguard not only gives you the skills to save lives but also gives opportunities to work abroad, start a career in the leisure industry or a great way for students to fund their studies.”

Edinburgh Leisure run RLSS UK NPLQ courses throughout the year. To enrol on a course, contact: Chris Sneddon at Edinburgh Leisure, chrissneddon@edinburghleisure.co.uk

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