Welcome to SwimBag

SwimBag was formed in 1999 by a small group of voluntary lifeguard trainers, serving the British military community in Germany (hence the name Swim British Army Germany).   


Lifeguards are trained in Health and Safety, Pool Operations and First Aid.  These aspects form the core of our services.  Based in Peterborough our growing team of trainers from around the country can support you regardless of your location, we have run courses in the Falklands, Brunei, Italy, Germany, Cyprus and Gibraltar.  Just last year we sent a trainer to Nepal to assess lifeguards and deliver AED training.  So regardless of your location, we should be able to come to you and provide the best training to your organisation.   

First Aid Training

Approved by the First Aid Industry Body and the Royal Life Saving Society who are now an OFQUAL Awarding Organisation, SwimBag delivers the whole range of First Aid at Work qualifications.  For those working with children, we offer Paediatric First Aid courses which exceed the requirements of OFSTED. 


Public awareness of the benefits of early defibrillation is growing.  Many companies and communities are now equipping themselves with their own Automated External Defibrillators (AED).  Although it is very simple to use an AED, we offer training and certification in their use.


Visit our HSE Guidance section to see why SwimBag should be chosen as your First Aid training provider.

Lifeguard and Water Safety Training

We started with lifeguard training and it is still a core part of our business.  Although we don't have our own pool, we support a lot of organisations in the running of theirs.  We have several National Trainer Assessors who train the trainers for the Royal Life Saving Society on our team.  So, we can help with training your staff, training your potential trainer or just assisting you with your procedures.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

SwimBag are now able to offer a Level 3 Award in Education and Training.  The HSE has directed that all first aid trainers must have a formal teaching qualification. SwimBag's team have been approved by Active IQ the leading awarding organisation in the active leisure sector and are helping trainers gain formal recognition of their teaching skills.


We use our own blend of Face to Face contact, Elearning and Tutor support.


Pictured is our AET course for Nuffield Health in May 2017

If you are interested, please call.

Pool Plant Operations

From pool audits to delivering a variety of Pool Plant and water testing courses, SwimBag can help you keep your water safe for bathers. Our lead pool plant trainer is experienced with new technolgies and refurbishing pool plant rooms.  Give us a call and see where we can help.

Pool Safety Procedures and Risk Assessments

We offer full support to ensure your pool safety procedures are update and fully compliant with HSE179.  Last year a client asked us to look at their PSOP and Risk Assessments.  This resulted in a full set of fresh risk assessments, a PSOP that is logical and the introduction of Lifeguards, NPLQ courses and Ongoing Training. They have just been judged as 100% compliant in lifeguard training in IQL's Quality Assurance visit.


Having doubts about your procedures, give us a call.