Training

All our sessions are structured to focus on surf life saving skills together with fitness and first aid. Sessions are a mix of fun activities and serious instruction and are tailored to meet the different abilities of members.

An element of our training includes entering local competitions, both pool and beach. Competition gives members an opportunity to practice their skills beyond the club, to share best practice with other competitors and to receive coaching and top tips from other clubs' trainers.

Training days and times (summer and winter) can be found at the bottom of this page. On the rare occasions that a session has to be cancelled or timings changed, members are notified via our members only Facebook page and/or WhatsApp group.

About our Training

Our Nipper and Youth training syllabus is based on SLSGB's Nipper Lifesaver Pathway and The Graduate Lifeguard Programme.

Members 16 years and over are able to work towards the National Vocational Beach Lifeguard (NVBLQ) qualification required for employment as a professional beach lifeguard in the UK and abroad.

Information about all awards and competencies for which we train our members can be found on the SLSGB website. Many of our Seniors & Masters are qualified Lifeguards or Life Savers, gaining their qualifications through club-based training and experience.