About St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club

St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club has been in existence for 25 years (see History below), is run by a committee and operates according to its rules and constitution, as well as to strict health and safety policies and guidelines. The Club is further enhanced by sponsorship (see 'Sponsors' below) and links with clubs abroad (see 'Twinning' below).


Club Rules

All club members are expected to abide by the club rules at all times. Read rules »


Club Constitution

Was adopted at AGM on June 5th 2011. The full constitution can be read here.



The Club is run according to its constitution by a committee of volunteers, many of whom are also trainers (again voluntary). The committee consists of a minimum of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Additional committee members may include Vice Chairman, Membership Secretary, Lifesaving Co-ordinator, Welfare Officer, Awards and Sales, Equipment Officer, Media and Club Captain. Current post holders may be seen by clicking here.


Club Policies and Guidelines




The club was established and began classes in 1986, but planning began the previous year. Bob Myles told us: In 1985 (I believe) Suffolk Branch was asked by St Edmundsbury Borough Council whether there was anything we could suggest that would improve community values, and naturally a Lifesaving Club was the answer. Read more »


Robert Myles (Bob)

Bob was a founder member of our Club and sadly passed away in December 2011. Before taking early retirement, he was a Computer Services Manager for a company supporting local government. After retirement he continued to volunteer much of his time to Life Saving. Read more »


Past Chairmen

1989-1992 Alan Wickham
1992-1994 Norman Murrell
1994-1995 Andy MacDonald
1995-1996 Richard Pearce
1996-2003 Darren Maguire
2003-2020 Richard Pearce
2020-present Darren Maguire


Survive & Save

This programme was launched by the RLSS on 1st September 2011 and replaced the ‘Heritage' awards. The Heritage awards could no longer be taught after the end of 2012 and all life saving clubs were required to teach the new programme. This was the first major change to the senior lifesaving awards in over 25 years and we believe the new programme will be a great success. Read more »


Heritage Awards (now superceded)

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Bronze Medallion had been around since 1891, and was the main RLSS award for many of those years. It was superceded by the Survive & Save programme at the beginning of 2013. Also superceded were the Award of Merit, Bronze and Silver Crosses, and Distinction. Only six club members achieved the highest accolade of the old Distinction. We are hoping to see many of you achieve the new Distinction! Read more »



We are very grateful to receive the generous support of:

We also have links to the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club and have an advertising banner at their grounds.


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We have forged links with Birubi Point Surf Life Saving Club in New South Wales, Australia, as a result of one of our old members, Mark Fuller, emigrating out there. Read more »

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Cecil & Larter Terry Hawkins


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