St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club Calendar


Spring Term 2022

Sunday 9th January to Sunday 3rd April

No classes on Sunday 20th February (half term break)


Summer Term 2022

Sunday 1st May to Sunday 17th July

No classes on Sunday 5th June (half term break/Jubilee bank holiday)

No classes on Sunday 10th July (Club Camp Weekend)

AGM on a Sunday in June (to be advised)

Open water training at Felixstowe - dates in August/September (to be planned)


Suffolk Rookie Challenge 2022

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 2022 competition, will be announced later.


Suffolk Branch Open Water Challenge 2022 - 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, if possible, at the Lifeguard Hut at the Dip in Felixstowe, IP119SU (see map below). Date to be advised.


Open Water Training and Tests 2022

Training for the open water element of the Survive & Save programme along with Rookies on the beach will be held at Felixstowe, on Sundays in summer. 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). Training is held at 'The Dip' - see below for directions.


Club Camp 2022

Provisionally booked for 8th to 10th July - more information to come soon!


Bob Myles Open Water Challenge 2022

Tthis fun competition, consists of several events (such as rope throw rescue, paddle board, run and swim, flags). Handicaps will be given out as necessary to make the competition fair! The winners will be awarded the Bob Myles Open Water Challenge trophy. Date to be confirmed.


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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