Farnborough Swimming Club

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is occasionally offered to our swimmers graduating from the Award of Merit. We are affiliated with the Royal Life saving society and are able to offer the course to other candidates from outside the club. Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must:

  • Be 16 years of age;
  • Be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:-

    - jump / dive into deep water
    - swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
    - swim 100 metres continuously on front and back
    in deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
    - tread water for 30 seconds
    - surface dive to the floor of the pool
    - climb out unaided without ladder / steps and
    where the pool design permits

At current we are not running the NPLQ course. Please check back for further dates when this course will be run.