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Richard Smith - Managing Director


Possessing a combined twenty-four years of C.E.O. and Watersports Leisure Management experience. Richard originated Lincolnshire Aquapark Ltd in early 2017 to provide a much needed water sports facility to the Mablethorpe area of the Lincolnshire coast. The decision was based on local knowledge after establishing a niche in the market existed. He quotes “I had noted for a period of time that the area was in need of such a facility. I thought it’s within my area of expertise, I have the skills and ability to run it successfully so why not?”. Lincolnshire Aquapark (Mablethorpe) was born…

Richard is a fully qualified swimming pool and open water lifeguard trainer assessor and as such provides the necessary ongoing lifeguard training to ensure the Aquapark lifeguards qualifications remain valid and up to date. He in addition provides high level customer service training to the Aquapark team in order that a safe, friendly and professional service is delivered to our guests at all times.

Watersports Qualifications

  • R.L.S.S. Open water lifeguard qualification
  • R.L.S.S. Open water lifeguard trainer assessor
  • C.P.V.E. (leisure)
  • BTEC National diploma (Leisure)
  • R.L.S.S. National pool lifeguard qualification
  • R.L.S.S. N.P.L.Q. Lifeguard trainer assessor
  • Health and safety first aid at work qualification
  • ASA Swimming teacher qualification
  • Level 2 in sport and active leisure facility operations (QCF)
  • British waterski federation – Ski-boat driver level 2
  • P.A.D.I. – Personal watercraft licence