Cheltenham Lifesavers

The drowning prevention charity

Who we are and what we do! — June 5, 2015

Who we are and what we do!

As a part of the Royal Life Saving Society, we learn skills ranging from basic first aid response to advanced life saving skills such as basic life support and rescue techniques. You will learn these skills through a mixture of practical and theory work both in and out of the water. These skills will enable you to assess a situation, decide what needs to be done and in what order all whilst keeping yourself safe!

Lifesaving isn’t just about saving others, it’s about keeping yourself from getting in a position where you need to be saved!

These skills will be with you for life and even if you don’t decide to be a life guard you will always have the knowledge and confidence to be able to save a life.

We meet every Sunday at Cheltenham College pool from 7:15 – 8:15pm for Rookies (age 10-12 years) and 8:15-9:15 pm for Survive & Save (age 13 years and up).

You are welcome to come make some new friends and join us in a trial session!

We are always looking for members!

Summer fun at the lake! — June 16, 2015

Summer fun at the lake!

During the Summer our meetings have been at Croft Farm Water Park. These meetings allow everyone to experience lifesaving in a new environment that presents a range of different challenges to a pool.

Over the course of the meeting we work through and complete the still water part of the award scheme, this involves knowing and identifying the main risks of the body of water, being able to asses the situation and decide what type of rescue is needed and to be able to carry out the rescue chosen. The rescues range from a shout and signal rescue where the rescuer doesn’t enter the water to towing the casualty out of the water.

The sessions help to improve fitness and confidence in swimming in open water – and is good fun!

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