The club has 3 sections:

  1. Nippers (Age 7-12)
  2. Youth (Age 13-15)
  3. Seniors (Age 16-29) and Masters (Age 30+)

Membership of each section is generally decided using ages as at 1st January. However, we are able to be flexible and give consideration to friendship groups and ability/maturity when deciding membership.

All queries regarding membership should be directed to

The team

Nippers & Youth

We welcome new members in both age groups, the only stipulation being the ability to already swim 25m in a pool.

Seniors & Masters

We welcome adults of all abilities and ages, so there's no need to get wet! There are plenty of ways to get involved and support the club. We have many roles and tasks to undertake which need skills that are not specific to life saving, for example, administration, accountancy, building management.

Membership Costs

A monthly membership fee is payable by a monthly standing order.

Single membership £15
Two family members £27
Three family members £40
Four family members £50

Annual SLSGB membership is also required and this membership is coordinated via the club. The fee is currently £25 and can be paid by cash or cheque (payable to Southbourne SLSC, with the member(s) names on the reverse).

As we are an equal opportunity club, if for any reason you are unable to pay the fees, please send an email to with a short explanation of the circumstances. All information will be used in strict confidence.

To Join

Please print the SLSGB membership form, fill it in and return it to the membership secretary. Payments can be made by cheque (payable to SSLSC, with the member(s) names).