Coming soon/Latest news:


Club Camp photos now in the gallery


Open Water Training at Felixstowe

21st July and 1st September


Suffolk Branch Open Water Challenge - Sheila Norman Trophy

Sunday 18th August


Autumn Term starts Sunday 8th September

Lifesaving and the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards - see our Classes page







Welcome to St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club

St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club (SELSC) is the life saving club for Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and the surrounding areas. The club is fun and friendly, and new members are always welcome!

Our simple aim is to prevent the loss of life through drowning and asphyxiation. This is achieved through teaching the necessary skills to cope with situations where drowning and asphyxiation might occur.

We meet on Sundays in school term time, from 6pm until 8pm, at the Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre. One hour is spent learning theory and practical skills out of the water, and one hour is spent in the water.

There is an exciting Rookie Lifeguard section for 8-13 year olds, teaching water safety and lifesaving skills at various levels. For older children and adults we provide the Survive & Save programme. In addition higher life support awards and courses for National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches are provided, when required.




Children of eight and above have fun practising swimming and lifesaving skills which teach them how to keep safe and what to do in an emergency, both in and out of the water. We believe they are the foundation of our club.

Survive & Save

Survive & Save

The older members of the club also learn the skills needed for survival, self-rescue and life support. The S&S scheme encourages them to practise their skills in the pool, still water and the sea, and as a sport.



Fun competitions for all are held each term at the pool, and at the beach in the summer. Club members also have the opportunity to take part in RLSS competitions at County, Regional and National level.

Latest News


There is always something newsworthy happening at the club, from awards and competition results to special events like Club Camp and anniversary celebrations.

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