Water Safety Ireland is a full member of the International Lifesaving Federation, meaning our pool and beach Lifeguard certifications not only allow you to work in Ireland. They give you the chance to save lives worldwide.

Lifeguarding has a number of great benefits. While providing paid employment during the summer months, it is a great way to develop lifelong skills and make a valuable contribution to your local community.

If you have already trained as a lifeguard, the International Lifeguard Equivalency Table helps you decide what qualifications from other countries are accepted for employment in Ireland.

New Year New Job

Thinking of beginning a new career or want to learn some lifesaving skills?


Take your first step to joining our team by achieving your Beach Lifeguard Certificate! Below is information on where and when you can get qualified:

Organiser: Water Safety Ireland – Cork
Venue: Gus Healy Swimming Pool, Ballinlough, Cork and Inchydoney Beach, Co. Cork
Qualification: Water Safety Ireland Beach Lifeguard Award
Registration: Monday 6th January, from 7:00pm, at Gus Healy Pool
Classes: Monday evenings, Monday 6th January to 16th March, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Price: €350

Organiser: Ardmore Adventures
Venue: The Park Hotel & Leisure Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and Ardmore Strand
Qualification: WSI Beach Lifeguard Award
Classes: Friday evenings, 8th February to 28th March, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Price: €400

Indoor Training Dates and Times !

West Cork Training Dates and Times for Life Saving!
Nippers (age 8-14)
Venue: Dunmanway Swimming Pool
Date: Saturday January 14th
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Clonakilty Park Leisure Centre
Date: Sunday January 15th
Time: 7.00am
Juniors, Seniors and Masters
Venue: Dunmanway swimming pool
Date: Friday January 13th
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Clonakilty Park Leisure Centre
Date: Sunday January 15th
Time: 6.00am
For More Information please contact Justin Crowley on (086) 8915219.
East Cork Training Dates to be confirmed.

Youghal – contact Mark Ward on (086) 2048877

Fermoy – contact Pop O’Hara on (085) 1353657

Spring Courses

This 2014 why not make a new years resolution that really makes a difference. Sign up to a water safety and lifesaving course and improve your health and fitness and most of all learn a skill that could help save your or somebody elses life.

We have a busy calender of courses for you this spring. With courses running in 9 different swimming pools across the city and county, check out the list on the left of this page for a venue near you. Continue reading “Spring Courses”