Lifesaving

Lifesaving: pool based lifesaving, first aid and swim fitness.

Interested in first aid, problem solving, swimming or lifeguarding? Lifesaving could be the perfect sport for you!

Lifesaving as a sport consists of two parts; one where your first aid, teamwork and emergency skills are tested, and one where you swim competitively in rescue style races. 

We take part in numerous competitions across UK universities, including our very own competition. We encourage EVERYONE to attend regardless of abilities and welcome competitive individuals and have plenty of roles and activities for non-competitive members as well. 

Competitions consist of 'dry' first aid scenario, where your team of 4 has 2 minutes to effectively treat injured casualties. The 'wet' scenario requires you to perform both first aid and lifesaving techniques to rescue casualties from the pool. Both of these are judged. 

Secondly, we have a number of pool races, including rope throw, swim & tow, manikin carry, swimming with fins etc. These test your speed in the water and lifesaving performance. 

If you are intrigued and want to know more, drop as an Facebook message, Instagram DM or email us. No experience necessary!

Training : 

Tuesday 

18:30 - 19:30 First aid  (Meeting Room 2 Level 1 SUSU) 

20:00 - 21:00 Pool Session (Jubilee Swimming Pool)

 
Thursday       

18:30 - 19:45 First aid (Clubs and Society Room Level 2 SUSU)

20:00 - 21:00 Pool Session (Jubilee Swimming Pool)

 
Sunday18:00 - 19:00 Pool session (Jubilee Swimming Pool) 

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Lifesaving this year are:

Caleb Oliver
Beach Lifeguarding Officer
Dan
Competitions Secretary
Jack Owen
President
Ella Williams
Secretary / Vice President
Emma Kippax
SERCs Training Officer
Isaac Puffett
Social Secretary
Frankie Brereton
Social Secretary
Frankie Brereton
Speeds Training Officer
Saajid Vawda
Treasurer
Isaac Puffett
Welfare Officer
Hannah Batt-Rawden
Welfare Officer
James O'Donohoe
Welfare Officer

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Lifesaving, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year Membership£60.0001/09/2023 - 31/08/2024The membership covers the cost to access both pool training and dry first aid training. This will also cover the cost of accessing the clubs equipment, competition entry fees and a contribution towards transport costs. You also get a free swim hat!
Semester 2 Membership£40.0001/02/2024 - 30/08/2024The membership covers the cost to access both pool training and dry first aid training. This will also cover the cost of accessing the clubs equipment, competition entry fees and a contribution towards transport costs. You also get a free swim hat!

Constitution

All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Lifesaving are available to view below

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below:

Sorry, there are no upcoming events for Lifesaving.

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