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Duns Swimming Pool
TD11 3QQ
Tel: 01361 883397
Fax: 01361 883397

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BREST is a charity
registered in Scotland,
No: SC026564
News and Events

Dan Wallace Olympic Silver Medalist Rio 2016


World Champion (GB Relay Team)



Commonwealth Games Champion 400m I/M


Double Silver Medalist Glasgow 2014


Commonwealth Games 2014

NPLQ Lifeguard Course

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most widely recognised lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is a requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Pool Manager

To take part in this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age prior to assessment
  • Complete a minimum of 36 contact hours of theory and practical training prior to assessment
  • Complete exercises in 'The Lifeguard' manual
  • Swim 50m in less than one minute
  • Swim 100m continuously on your front then 100m on your back
  • Tread water in deep water for more than 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided

Course structure

NPLQ is delivered over 6 days -

Your days will be a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions. Assessment will be on the last day of the course via a practical and verbal exam.

Click on the 'Photo Gallery' link on the left for more pictures of our successful alumni from the Commonwealth Games.


One to One tuition by Private Appointment - Contact Kirsty Inkpen on 01361883397 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The pool will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday 22nd December 2016 - Monday 9th January 2017

Reiver's Week ( Duns Civic Week)

A limited timetabling operates during Reiver's week. Please check at the pool for details nearer the time (July)