St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club Calendar


Due to the current situation with Covid-19 all Summer Term 2020 classes have been cancelled.

All dates to be confirmed.


Summer Term 2020 - proposed dates

AGM Sunday 28th June


Autumn Term 2020 - proposed dates

Start date Sunday 6th September

No classes on Sunday 25th October (half term break)

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

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

If possible some open water training sessions may be held this summer, details to be confirmed.

Training for the open water element of the Survive & Save programme along with Rookies on the beach is normally combined and held at Felixstowe, on Sundays in June, July or August. 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 usually for two or three hours in the morning (starting at 10 am until approximately 12.30 pm). There may be a small charge for this - £2.50 per session (money all goes to the running and maintenance of the Lifeguard Hut if we are able to use it). Training held at 'The Dip' - see below.


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.



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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