Join Us

We have 3 sections of membership, with the age as of 1st January:

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

Nippers (Age 7-12)

Children can join the club from age 7 as long as they can swim at least 25m.

Juniors (Age 13-15)

The entry levels for this section are similar to the nippers. Their beach training is more in-depth in readiness for beach patrolling when they reach 14.

Seniors (Age 16-29) and Masters (Age 30+)

We welcome adults of all abilities and ages, so there's no need to get wet! There are plenty of ways in which you can get involved.

Many of our Seniors & Masters are qualified Lifeguards or Life Savers, gaining their qualifications through club-based training and experience. Members 16 years and over are able to work towards the beach Lifeguard award required for employment as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and abroad.

Membership Costs

The monthly membership fee is paid by a monthly standing order.

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

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

SLSGB Membership

Annual SLSGB membership is required and the fee is to be paid through the club's membership secretary. The rates for this are set by SLSGB and we do not receive any of this money. The fee is currently £25.

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).