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, the British National championships and the Greek Lifesaving Sports 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 you have 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 or email us. No experience necessary!
|Tuesday 7-8pm||Jubilee Swimming Pool||Fitness Training - Here we swim for fitness and to prepare for competitions|
|Thursday 6-8pm||Clubs and Society Room (Building 42)||First Aid Training - Here we teach essential first aid and CPR skills, such as bandages, slings etc.|
|Thursday 8-9pm||Jubilee Swimming Pool||Lifesaving Training - Here we teach rescue techniques and lifesaving races events e.g. rope throw, manikin tow, fins etc.|
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Lifesaving this year are:
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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.
|Year Membership||£45.00||27/09/2021 - 24/09/2022||The membership covers the cost to access both wet and dry training, which consist of coaching in both swimming and first aid. This will also cover the cost of accessing the clubs equipment, competition entry fees and transport. You also get a free swim hat!|
|Semester 1 Membership||£25.00||27/09/2021 - 23/01/2022||This membership is only for 1 semester. The membership covers the cost to access both wet and dry training, which consist of coaching in both swimming and first aid. This will also cover the cost of accessing the clubs equipment, competition entry fees and transport. You also get a free swim hat!|
All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they runDownload Constitution
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