Member Publications

Download our Strategic Development Plan (2018-2022) HERE

Lifesaving Awards Syllabus 2018

Pool Lifeguard Award Syllabus 

Swim Teacher Syllabus


The following publications are available from Head Office ( / 1890-420.202) :

  • History of Irish Water Safety - €15 softback, €25 hardback
  • Pool Lifeguard inc Presentation Binder - €20.00
  • Syllabus inc Presentation Binder - €15.00
  • Beach Lifeguard inc Presentation Binder - €20.00
  • Rescue Skills Manual - €10.00
  • Instructor Course Pack inc Presentation Binder - €30.00
  • Swim Teacher Manual - €25.00
  • Asst Swim Teacher Log Book - €10.00
  • Swim Teacher Log Book - €10.00
  • Surf Rescue Boat Driver inc Presentation Binder - €25.00
  • National Open Water Safety Guidelines - €30.00
  • National Open Water Lifeguard Handbook - €20.00
  • First Aid Manual - €10

Please note: All prices are subject to change. Prices exclude postage and packaging costs.

Child Safeguarding Statement

Appeals Procedure

Calendar 2016

Code of Ethics Presentation

National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 - Changes to Legislation and Effect on IWS Vetting Policy ( Alison Elstone's Presentation,  DLP Conference 2015)

Customer Service Action Plan

Duties of the WSDO

Guidelines on Epilepsy

Guidelines for the Management of Council

Guidelines for Pregnant Lifeguards

Guidelines on Inservice Aquatics Courses for Primary School Teachers

Guidelines for the delivery of the National Swimming Certificate Awards replacement Awards ("SEAL, MARLIN & ORCA") in Open Water

National Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children & National Volunteer Policies

Procedure For Inputting Certificate Data via IWS Website

Ringbuoy Inspection Service

Rules and Regulations for Water Safety Area Committees - 14th Edition Feb 2019

Standing Orders of the Council of Irish Water Safety

Social Media Policy


Lifesaving Sport

National Team Selection Procedure

ILSE International Competition Rulebook







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