Chelmsford Swimming Club's Lifesaving strives to train and offer various lifesaving opportunities for everyone to get involved. For the past 3 years the Club has trained the most number of new candidates in Lifesaving skills in Essex. All three teachers Sue Gore, Malcolm King and Sarah Scotchmer have each received personal recognition from the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) for their contribution in teaching lifesaving over many years.
From January 2013 a NEW LIFESAVING CLUB will be held on a Sunday
For 2013 the Club will be offering the RLSS Survive and Save Awards aimed for any person who is a confident swimming and minimum 12 years old. All the skills taught will support the GCSE and A/ AS level PE courses. This course is also very popular with Duke of Edinburgh participants as part of their skill or sport challenge.
The Club will also be offering the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. This Award is the minimum lifesaving award which is needed by any person who is involved in any aquatic sport to be responsible for people's safety on the poolside. This is renewable every two years.
ABOUT THE CLUB – We meet every other Sunday at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre at 6:15pm where we will complete 40minutes of dry side work and then at 7:00pm go onto poolside finishing at 8pm.
You will be required to pay a one off fee at the start of the term and this will then allow you to come along to every session. At the end of the term you will have the chance to take one of the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) Survive and Save Awards.
Throughout the year you will then be able to transfer these skills in still waters, beach or participating in Lifesaving Sport.
The Club will meet on the following Sundays for the first term:
13 & 27 January ; 10 & 24 February ; 10 & 24 March
The cost for term 1 (January to March) for a new Club member will be £80, or £60 if you are already a Chelmsford Swimming Club member. This cost includes the course manual and two assessments. If you are returning to Lifesaving or wish to participate without taking any exams then please contact me directly to enquiry about costs.
If you would like to join us please email Sarah Scotchmer providing your name, DOB, address and a contact telephone number. If you wish to ask any further questions then please use this email address too.