Water Safety Ireland Courses

We have a range of courses on offer which will give you the practical skills and advice you need when in the water. Our programmes are run throughout the Republic of Ireland, with our volunteers actively teaching all year round. We specialise in lots of areas including swimming, lifesaving, aquatics for people with disabilities, instructor and teacher courses & schools programmes. Get a sense of our courses below and find the right one for you today.

Swimming Courses

Water Safety Ireland has an extensive summer and winter programme of courses. The winter programmes are concentrated in urban areas due to the locations of facilities with the summer programmes extending to rural areas with river, lake and beachfronts.

Courses are of two distinct groups consisting of swim weeks and water safety weeks. As it suggests, swim weeks consist of instruction in swimming with water safety weeks developing skills in rescue, survival and resuscitation. The summer programme averages some 180 courses in 23 counties.

Lifesaving Courses

Learning to save a life can be the best investment you ever make and everyone can benefit from knowledge of simple lifesaving techniques.

With Water Safety Ireland you can go a step further, we can help you develop a career in lifesaving and to find lifesaving jobs throughout the country.

WSI Pool, Beach and Inland Waterway Lifeguard courses are delivered to best international standards and are recognised by the International Lifesaving Federation. Our lifeguards have worked in almost every country in the world where lifeguards are employed. Click here for more information on Lifeguard courses in your area.

Aquatics For People With Disabilities

Water Safety Ireland have three levels of award for people who work on a number of levels within the aquatic environment with people with disabilities. These awards are:

  • Level 1 – Aquatics Assistant for People with Disabilities.
  • Level 2 – Aquatics Teacher for People with Disabilities.
  • Level 3 – Aquatics Leader for People with Disabilities.

Other Courses and Awards

We also organise a number of other training programmes and awards across a variety of specialities. Regardless of your swimming ability, we have the right course for you.