St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club Calendar


Spring Term 2020

Sunday 12th January to Sunday 29th March

No classes on Sunday 16th February (half term break)


Summer Term 2020

Sunday 26th April to Sunday 19th July

No classes on Sunday 24th May (half term break)

AGM on Sunday June 28th at 6 pm

Club Camp at Hemsby on 10th to 12th July

No classes on the Sunday of Club Camp weekend

Bob Myles Open Water Challenge during Camp weekend

RLSS East Region competition in July

Suffolk Branch Open Water Challenge in early September (date to be advised)

Open water training on Sundays 28th June, 5th July and 23rd August


Suffolk Rookie Challenge 2020

The Rookie Challenge is an annual event, involving pairs of Rookies testing their lifesaving skills in four events:

The winners are presented with the Rookie Challenge Shield. The venue and time for the 2020 competition will be announced later.


Suffolk Branch Open Water Challenge 2020 - The Sheila Norman Trophy

This free to enter FUN pairs event aims to give all club members the chance to enjoy mixing with each other and having fun in the open water. The challenges will include:

For those club members that haven't yet experienced open water this is a great place to start, as there will be lots of Branch trainers on hand to help and teach new skills. The pairs will be mixed between clubs. We would encourage swimmers to have a wetsuit (optional) and have a bright swim hat and beach/ wet shoes. The event will be held at the Lifeguard Hut at the Dip in Felixstowe, IP119SU (see map below). Date in early September to be advised.


Open Water Training and Tests 2020

Training for the open water element of the Survive & Save programme along with Rookies on the beach will be combined and held at Felixstowe, on Sundays 28th June, 5th July and 23rd August. There will be more emphasis on fun for the younger children, but all will have the opportunity to learn open water life saving skills. Groups will depend on numbers and ability. All sessions will be for two or three hours in the morning (starting at 10 am until approximately 12.30 pm). There will be a small charge for this - £2.50 per session (money all goes to the running and maintenance of the Lifeguard Hut). Training held at 'The Dip' - see below.


Club Camp 2020

Family camping at Hemsby from 10th to 12th July. Further information to follow.


Bob Myles Open Water Challenge 2020

Tthis fun competition, consisting of several events (such as rope throw rescue, paddle board, run and swim, flags), will take place during Club Camp this year. Handicaps will be given out as necessary to make the competition fair! The winners will be awarded the Bob Myles Open Water Challenge trophy.



All Felixstowe training will be held at the beach lifeguard station at The Dip (see below for directions).

The Dip is located beside Cliff Road between The Pines and Western Avenue; look out for the RLSS flags outside the lifeguards' hut. There is a large pay and display car park a short distance past Western Avenue.

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