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

LINK TO SIGN UP FOR OUR TASTER SESSION ! Sunday 2nd @jubillee swimming pool 4-5pm (bring your swim stuff) 

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 : 


5:45-6:45pm First aid  (Meeting room 2) 

7-8pm Pool Session (Jubilee Swimming Pool)


6:45- 7:45pm First aid 

8-9pm Pool Session (Clubs and Society Room)

Sunday6-7pm 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:

Samuel Stephens
Competitions Secretary
Millie Davies
Jack Owen
Liam Hazzard
Social Secretary
Sunnie Jehan-Morrison
Social Secretary
Owain Jones
Training officer
Emily Manning
Training officer
Jennifer Ainsworth
Daniel Berry
Vice President
Emily Manning
Welfare Officer
Jack Owen
Welfare Officer

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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£60.0026/09/2022 - 01/09/2023The 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 transport. You also get a free swim hat!
Semester 2 membership£40.0001/01/2023 - 01/07/2023This membership is only for 2 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!


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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