Training Courses

Swimming Teacher Courses

Energise is an established provider of Lifeguarding and swimming teaching courses.


With a portfolio of courses covering all aspects of emergency first aid, we can accommodate a variety of training needs, enabling you and your team to make a difference.

Becoming a lifeguard

Becoming a lifeguard is a route to a fulfilling job that could lead to you saving someone’s life one day.

Lifeguards are an integral part of the staff team at Energise. They keep an eye on everything happening from their position and are qualified to intervene if a person is in trouble.


Following successful completion of the course you will be qualified to work as a lifeguard. Both Energise and Yearsley Pool are often recruiting for staff, for job opportunities at Energise visit our jobs page.  For many, becoming a lifeguard provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry.


About our lifeguard courses 

All courses include elements of wet and dry work, the dry side work is focused around the role of a lifeguard, and first aid & CPR. The Water work includes how to undertake rescues both Individually and as part of a team.


You will need to bring your swim wear and a T-shirt to wear in the water as well as some food to eat at break/lunch time. Please wear comfortable clothes as the course requires a lot of practical work!

The course cost £220 per candidate, these costs includes all and and all assessment fees.


100% attendance is required to be able to undertake the assessment.


All candidates must be:

  • aged 16 on the day of the assessment
  • able to swim 50 meters in less that 60 seconds
  • able to touch the bottom of the pool
  • able to climb out of the pool unaided

Our upcoming Lifeguard courses

Monday 30th October - Saturday 4th November 2017

Monday 12th - Saturday 17th February 2018

Tuesday 3rd - Sunday 8th April 2018


To book onto any of these course please ring 01904 552424 or drop into the leisure centre, if you cannot attend this course but would be interested in lifeguard courses in the future please complete the interest form below.

Become a swimming teacher

Energise hosts both Swim England Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher and Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher courses, these courses are run by a Swim England tutor and aim to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming teacher. A full list of swimming teacher courses and information how to book can be found here.


Our Upcoming Swimming teacher courses

Swim England Level 1 - 13th - 17th February 2018

Swim England Level 1 - 30th May - 2nd June 2018

Swim England Level 2 -

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