St Edmundsbury Life Saving Club Calendar


Summer Term 2021

Sunday 18th April to Sunday 18th July

No classes on Sunday 2nd May (May Day bank holiday)

No classes on Sunday 30th May (half term break)

AGM on Sunday 27th June (time to be confirmed)

Club fun social event - date to be advised (possibly one Friday evening, to involve fish and chips!)

Club Picnic at Felixstowe on the first open water training date (22nd August - to be confirmed)

Open water training at Felixstowe - see dates in August/September below (to be confirmed)


Suffolk Rookie Challenge 2021

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 2021 competition, if possible, will be announced later.


Suffolk Branch Open Water Challenge 2021 - 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 2021

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. Provisional dates: August 22nd, September 5th and 12th.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 2021

Sorry, cancelled again for 2021. But we will go again in 2022! Watch this space!


Bob Myles Open Water Challenge 2021

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 if this event is possible this year.


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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