St Edmundsbury Life

 

Autumn Term 2020

Open water training on Sunday mornings during September, 6th and 13th only, at The Dip, Felixstowe

Pool classes start Sunday 1st November, 4 - 6 pm (to be confirmed)

Term ends on Sunday 13th December

 

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 if allowed.

 

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 held at Felixstowe, on Sundays 6th and 13th September. There is more emphasis on fun for the younger children, but all have the opportunity to learn open water life saving skills. Groups depend on numbers and ability. All sessions are usually for approximately two hours in the morning (starting at 10 am until approximately 12.00 pm). There is usually a small charge for this (money all goes to the running and maintenance of the Lifeguard Hut) but this year all sessions will be free of charge. Training is held at 'The Dip' - see below for directions.

 

Club Camp 2020

Cancelled. But we will go again in 2021 !

 

Bob Myles Open Water Challenge 2021

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.

 

Directions to The Dip

All Felixstowe training will be held at the beach lifeguard station at The Dip.

The Dip is located beside Cliff Road between The Pines and Western Avenue; look out for the RLSS or SELSC flags outside the lifeguards' hut. There is a large pay and display car park (Cliff Road Car Park) a short distance past Western Avenue but before you get to Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club.


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