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Primary School

Now every child can learn basic water safety skills in the classroom with PAWS – Primary Aquatics Water Safety!

Have you got a local query?

Our Water Safety Area Committees organise courses and other initiatives throughout Ireland – get involved with water safety in your local area.

Water Safety At Work

Enable employees to have an awareness of the dangers and knowledge of working safely in a water based environment.


We offer a range of membership options. Find out more about our resources and

Together, Let’s Bring Drownings Down

Lifeguarded Waterways

Traditionally, our local authorities employ Water Safety Ireland assessed lifeguards during the bathing season at popular bathing sites nationwide. For operational reasons, and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, details for the 2020 bathing season may differ. Please contact the relevant local authority for confirmation.

Be Summer Ready

Find all the information you need to be prepared for whatever winter brings. Preventative actions will make your life easier.

In the News

Latest news and articles from Water Safety Ireland

Water Safety Statistics



76% of the 110 drownings a year are male



24% of the 110 drownings a year are female



62% of all drownings happen inland on our rivers or lakes



Almost 1/3 of drowning victims over the last decade had consumed alcohol

Upcoming Courses & Events

From beginners to professionals, we provide courses to keep you and your loved ones safe in the water – it’s never too late to learn about water safety

Water Safety Ireland Term Lifesaving Classes

January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2027

Pool Lifeguard Courses Limerick

March 28, 2023 - March 28, 2033

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