Lifeguard Training

Sandford Parks Lido is an IQL Approved Training Centre for lifeguard training including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) which all pool staff must undertake to work at the facility.

Throughout the season the lido hosts a number of NPLQ training courses. These are typically a week of training with an assessment at the end. Details of what the course entails can be found at the Royal Lifesaving Society website -

Current courses (not at lido)
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and AED (Defibrillation) and First Aid at Work (FAW) course  - University of Gloucestershire website

Pool Trainer Assessor Course - University of Gloucestershire website

Please follow the links above for more information or contact:
Lara Crewe-Hergest or Joy Ford by email

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Volunteering and Fundraising Initiatives

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If you have some spare time why not become one of our volunteers, we need help with general duties to get the lido ready to open every year or with specialist events such as Turning Back Time or our annual sporting events:

The Cheltenham Triathlon raising funds for the lido and LINC; our children's aquathlon raising funds for The Pied Piper Appeal and the lido and The Devil's Aquathlon raising funds for Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund and the lido. The GE Aviation Aquathlon raises funds solely for the lido.  We also require more specialist skills such as assisting with Heritage Talks and Tours.

If you have a little time to offer call or email us now on 01242 524430 or

If you have a great idea for your own personal challenge why not design your own fundraising page via and raise money for the lido at the same time!